Monday, February 19 2018 15:34
David Stepanyan

Giro Manoyan: The status quo coud work in favor of  Armenians only within correct use - an increase  of Artsakh population to 250-300 thousand

Giro Manoyan: The status quo coud work in favor of  Armenians only within correct use - an increase  of Artsakh population to 250-300 thousand

Head of Hay Dat office and political issues of  ARFD Bureau Giro Manoyan in his interview with ArmInfo discusses the latest developments around the conflict in Syria, the Kurdish factor in this conflict. He shares his vision of Armenia's interests in the direction of neighboring Iran and Turkey, as well as the point of view regarding the most possible settlement of the conflict around Artsakh,  procceding of the  interests of  Armenians

A short question requiring an expanded answer:  what is going on in Syria?

 If at the very beginning of the conflict in 2011-12 there was a civil war in Syria in certain meaning, completely different forces and states are struggling each other in this territory today . What is to reality, in Syria a regional war is unfolding between the most diverse states, which have virtually no relation, in fact, to the Syrian question. Moreover, these states are not at all interested in the peaceful settlement of Syrian problems done by  Syrians themselves , at least until Syria resolves its own problems. The most obvious example is Turkey, which seeks to resolve its own internal problems in Syria. First of all, to distract the discontent of at least half of the Turkish citizens from  Recep Erdogan.  In this light, it is worth recalling that in 2019 presidential elections will be held in Turkey. And, of course, it is profitable for Turks to project on their own territory the problems with Kurds in Syria. There are also the United States, Russia, Iran and   not to mention the unofficial armed groups that came to Syria from different countries. And as long as all these forces and countries do not resolve their own problems on the territory of Syria, it is not necessary to talk about the prospects for solution, in fact, the problem of Syria itself. At the same time, the same Turkey is one of the main countries responsible for the alarming situation in Syria, because it was Ankara which is responsible for the transit of foreign armed groups through its territory to Syria, etc. At the same time, Turkey has serious kinds and appetites not only in Syria, but also in Iraq. Time will show if they will be able to satisfy those.

Did Kurds become, in certain sense, a continuation of ISIS regarding the dispersal of chaos in Syria and in the long term wider to the Greater Middle East?

I do not think so, the goals of the "Islamic state" and various Kurdish organizations in Syria and Iraq are quite and too different.

Goals but not functions...

Yes, but different goals assume different functions, and unlike ISIS, I do not see the same Kurdish organizations intending to occupy, for example, all of Syria, Iraq and even the entire Middle East. The influence of Kurdish factor has increased due to two main reasons.  Due to the impressive amount of Kurds participating in the war in Syria and the powerful assistance received from the US by the Kurdish armed forces, of course pursuing their own goals. I think that at this period of   time the goals and interests of the US and the Kurds coincide. I cannot state exactly how long it will continue, however, today the Kurdish factor is one of the most impact-generating   factors in the Middle East. And in the case of proper use of their own capabilities, Kurds, of course, have every chance to achieve the realization of certain goals. I think that the referendum on the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan, which has been implemented not in time and made Kurds face more harm than good, became a clear lesson for them in this meaning.

 

Can you name two countries among those involved in the Syriaн conflict, with at least partially coinciding interests, two countries operating in Syria on the principles of alliance?

For instance, the interests of Russia and Iran crush there at the minimum. Of course, there is also competition for zones of influence, but in general, their interests are more consonant than contradictory in Syria. At the same time, there is no country dictating the Syrian agenda. Even the most mighty players, Iran and Russia cannot dictate anything in Syria even in the aggregate together, considering  the presence of  "on the ground" players like US and Turkey.

 

What threats and consequences does this bellum omnium contra omnes   comprise   to the South Caucasus region?

Very often Armenia ignores the fact that the distance from us to the war-torn Syria with the participation of Turkey does not exceed 400-500 kilometers by direct line. And the only country that separates us from the combat field   is the participant of this war - Turkey. Accordingly, these events may pretty probably have consequences for Armenia as well. Of course, it should not be obligatory in the form of military actions projection on the territory of Armenia. However, the destabilization of Turkey may well raise serious issues in front of us, since it is exactly the concept of instability itself in our time that contains the main threat. I can say the same about Iran, especially in the view of the failed attempt of “winter coming there in spring”.

 

The threat of disintegration of Iran, of course, is contrary to the interests of Armenia. As for Turkey, everything depends on the degree of our readiness to receive from this the fair share, which is due to us. In my opinion, destabilization in Turkey will not lead to the immediate collapse of this country. But such chaos is quite capable to change the power in this country, the possible consequences of which is  not possible to predict as of  today. This cannot stop worrying us. Nevertheless, I am convinced that Turkey will dissolve, if not tomorrow, then in the coming decades, which we should be ready for.  And I'm not convinced that we are fully ready for this today.

 Do you see in today's Turkey a political force capable to represent   a greater threat for Armenia in the future than Erdogan's JDP?

In my opinion, JDP does not represent a direct threat to Armenia, given the differences between its policy and Turkey's policy under the influence of the militaries before the JDP took the power. However, there is a treaty existing today between the militaries and the JDP, coming from expediency, and the main reason for the failure of the coup attempt in July 2016 in Turkey was exactly this union. At the same time, I believe that the prospect of the occurrence of power in Turkey posing a threat to Armenia greater than the current JDP does, is quite real.

Name the countries that stabilize and, in opposite, destabilize the situation around Artsakh, please…

Unfortunately, certain steps of Russia, which is Armenia's strategic ally, in particular, the sale of arms to Azerbaijan, essentially destabilize the situation around Artsakh. It is these weapons that give Baku some certainty, which is not justified in reality, urging it to make steps like April 2016. Meanwhile, it is the refusal of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries to maintain a false balance in the assessments of the parties to the conflict and can force Azerbaijan to renounce unmotivated aggression. Turkey makes a significant contribution to the destabilization of the situation in the region, including because of its military cooperation with Azerbaijan. The task of the Turkish authorities is to ensure unity within the country by turning everyone into an enemy. Meanwhile, such a state of matters may pretty well be perceived by Azerbaijan in its own way and Baku is quite capable of repeating the April scenario, this time hoping for direct military support to Ankara. For example, we do not have to go far, in 2008, Mikhail Saakashvili started a conflict with Russia, mistreated by the Tbilisi speech of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a promise of US support to Georgia. Therefore, the statements of the first persons of the Turkish power on the direct support of smaller brother assume a treat of war not only between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but also far beyond the borders of the states of the South Caucasus. In this light, the international community should correctly assess the potential initiators of the destabilization of the situation in the region with a view to preventing it in advance. Of course, it is not necessary to speak about Azerbaijan in this light at all - this formation, in this meaning, is  beyond any competition.

That means you do not see any stabilizing factors...

The stabilizing factor is the level of relations of the same Russia with Armenia. However, at the same time, the consistent arming of Moscow by Armenia and Azerbaijan implemented by Moscow increases the security risks of the region, automatically encouraging a regional arms race. Militarization itself is a serious threat to stability and peace in the region. In this light, the international community and the mediators should first of all explain to Azerbaijan, keeping the negotiating process hostageд for many years, the absence of alternatives to the resumption of negotiations towards peace, based on the status quo created by its own efforts. Otherwise, the arms race will continue in an endless manner. Actually, such an international approach was demonstrated with respect to Kosovo, and I do not see any reasons preventing its implementation in respect to Artsakh. Quite frankly, I am by no means inclined to equate the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict to a settlement necessarily through negotiations. If half of the world agrees to recognize Artsakh, Azerbaijan's recognition will no longer be needed. Baku simply has to accept this reality. An alternative is to preserve the current situation, in which a full-scale war can be unleashed at any time.

And don't you see the threat of coercion to such a peaceful settlement by the international community implemented to Armenia and Artsakh, with all the attendant consequences of it?

I do not think that such a scenario can proceed from the interests of the international community. The solution proposed by the international community in the person of the Minsk mediators assumes rather large concessions both from the Armenian side and from Azerbaijan. In this sense, the mediators, of course, can force Armenia and Artsakh to make some concessions, however, only forcing Azerbaijan to make appropriate concessions. In this light, I believe that if we do not use the continuing status quo in a proper manner, not all events will develop in our favor. The status quo can work for us if we use it correctly.

For example?

For example,by increasing the population of Artsakh from 150 thousand to a quarter of a million people. This assumes serious work, but it is possible if we want to do it and if do it right. To start, for example, it is necessary to create equal, fair socio-economic opportunities for all in Artsakh, which will allow our people to go there to permanent residence from the same Russia with a view to use exactly these opportunities. These opportunities really exist in the territory of today's Artsakh, and all those who insist on such opportunities absence today, just wish  to avoid an equitable distribution of these opportunities, these benefits among all those willing, both from Armenia and the Diaspora, and directly from Artsakh itself. We face a very serious problem and if we do not manage to resolve it, the current status quo will no longer work in favor of Armenian interests.

Nevertheless, today such a policy is not implemented by the authorities of Armenia and Artsakh.  This at least should assume   some alternative strategy?

I think that we must all the same work towards settling all the territories of Artsakh without exception. It is clear that for this justice should be recovered and strengthened not only in Artsakh, but also, in fact, in Armenia. To maintain the status quo is quite and absolutely impractical. After all, this requires mechanisms and means. I am convinced that the Armenians have such means and mechanisms, the problem in a situation in which Armenians from various countries including Armenia cannot invest such funds in Artsakh. The implementation of the same Madrid principles, in the form in which they are offered by mediators, does not guarantee   Artsakh to reach the peace, since it will make the borders of Artsakh narrowed to the limits of NKAO more vulnerable. This guarantee to Artsakh, of course, will provide only populated areas with outstretched communications and economic facilities. In the Artsakh conflict, the winner one will be the one who will last longer, and this is expected in Baku as well. The repatriation of our compatriots to Artsakh will certainly contribute to the establishment there of socio-economic and political justice. One assumes another in Artsakh and in Armenia, in a complex. Things cannot go like this for long time. However, the main thing is that Armenians have all the necessary opportunities to straight up the situation. There is a way out, and we only desire remains to be felt and obtained.

POST A COMMENT
Input digits     

News
Leonid Kalashnikov discussed prospects for the development of  Armenian-Russian relations with the speaker and parliamentary  factions of the National Assembly of ArmeniaLeonid Kalashnikov discussed prospects for the development of  Armenian-Russian relations with the speaker and parliamentary  factions of the National Assembly of Armenia
Armenian President Armen Sargsyan discussed cooperation in the field  of artificial intelligence with a member of the Board of Directors of  Simens Corporation Roland Bush. Armenian President Armen Sargsyan discussed cooperation in the field  of artificial intelligence with a member of the Board of Directors of  Simens Corporation Roland Bush. 
Aram Orbelyan: Investigative actions in the criminal case against  Robert Kocharyan completedAram Orbelyan: Investigative actions in the criminal case against  Robert Kocharyan completed
Prime Minister Pashinyan and Swiss Ambassador to Armenia discussed  opportunities for expanding cooperation in various areasPrime Minister Pashinyan and Swiss Ambassador to Armenia discussed  opportunities for expanding cooperation in various areas
Armenian President attends official opening ceremonyAnnual Munich  Security ConferenceArmenian President attends official opening ceremonyAnnual Munich  Security Conference
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan presented to Johannes Khan Armenia`s approaches  to resolving the Artsakh issueZohrab Mnatsakanyan presented to Johannes Khan Armenia`s approaches  to resolving the Artsakh issue
Armen Sargsyan and the President of Latvia discussed cooperation  prospectsArmen Sargsyan and the President of Latvia discussed cooperation  prospects
Meet up with Summer Business School graduates in EvocabankMeet up with Summer Business School graduates in Evocabank
Andranik Kocharyan and Rosary Poulizi discussed the events planned in  Yerevan within the framework of NATO WeekAndranik Kocharyan and Rosary Poulizi discussed the events planned in  Yerevan within the framework of NATO Week
Ruben Rubinyan and Rosary Pulizi discussed cooperation prospectsRuben Rubinyan and Rosary Pulizi discussed cooperation prospects
Kalashnikov: Creation of a commission on regional issues and Eurasian  integration issues in the Armenian parliament is a step in the right  directionKalashnikov: Creation of a commission on regional issues and Eurasian  integration issues in the Armenian parliament is a step in the right  direction
Edward Aghajanyan: The Law Edward Aghajanyan: The Law "On Civil Service" will be adapted to the  needs of the labor market
Ararat Mirzonyan to visit Russia in late  FebruaryArarat Mirzonyan to visit Russia in late  February
Kalashnikov: Armenia`s decision to send a humanitarian mission to  Syria is a justified and correct one.Kalashnikov: Armenia`s decision to send a humanitarian mission to  Syria is a justified and correct one.
Armenian government sharply reduces fleet of official carsArmenian government sharply reduces fleet of official cars
State service control doubts legality of pemial issues issued to  employees of public sector in 2018State service control doubts legality of pemial issues issued to  employees of public sector in 2018
Armenian state apparatus seriously needs trained and experienced  executivesArmenian state apparatus seriously needs trained and experienced  executives
Holiday Inn Express Hotel of world famous IHG network opened in  YerevanHoliday Inn Express Hotel of world famous IHG network opened in  Yerevan
President NA: Armenia attaches great importance to deepening  cooperation with Germany in various fieldsPresident NA: Armenia attaches great importance to deepening  cooperation with Germany in various fields
NA of Armenia met with delegation of State Duma of RussiaNA of Armenia met with delegation of State Duma of Russia
Russia granted 210 quotas to Armenia for free education of its  citizens in advanced universities of the countryRussia granted 210 quotas to Armenia for free education of its  citizens in advanced universities of the country
VTB Bank (Armenia) for 2018 pardoned fines / penalties for 4,600 bad  loans in the amount of up to 3 billion dramsVTB Bank (Armenia) for 2018 pardoned fines / penalties for 4,600 bad  loans in the amount of up to 3 billion drams
Analyst: Armenia has no particular choice between the West and RussiaAnalyst: Armenia has no particular choice between the West and Russia
Analyst: Having sent troops to Syria, Armenia committed an epic deedAnalyst: Having sent troops to Syria, Armenia committed an epic deed
Armenian government gave approval to import right-hand drive cars  accumulated at customsArmenian government gave approval to import right-hand drive cars  accumulated at customs
Students of Armenian universities on a fee basis will have the  opportunity to pay for their education on a monthly basisStudents of Armenian universities on a fee basis will have the  opportunity to pay for their education on a monthly basis
President: I have a mission to turn Armenia into a world science and  technology centerPresident: I have a mission to turn Armenia into a world science and  technology center
Residents of border communities of Armenia will continue to enjoy a  number of benefitsResidents of border communities of Armenia will continue to enjoy a  number of benefits
President of Armenia: I hope that the conflict will be finally  resolved taking into account the interests of the people of  Nagorno-KarabakhPresident of Armenia: I hope that the conflict will be finally  resolved taking into account the interests of the people of  Nagorno-Karabakh
Draft dodgers, who turned 27, will be able to return to ArmeniaDraft dodgers, who turned 27, will be able to return to Armenia
According to Global Finance, Ameriabank is recognized as the Best  Investment Bank-2019 in ArmeniaAccording to Global Finance, Ameriabank is recognized as the Best  Investment Bank-2019 in Armenia
Seyran Ohanyan: I am sure that Defense Minister did not inform  Kocharyan about all the details of 0038 order Seyran Ohanyan: I am sure that Defense Minister did not inform  Kocharyan about all the details of 0038 order 
Nikol Pashinyan: Government`s program approved by the Armenian  parliament demonstrates society`s perception of the concept of  economic revolutionNikol Pashinyan: Government`s program approved by the Armenian  parliament demonstrates society`s perception of the concept of  economic revolution
Nikol Pashinyan had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of  LebanonNikol Pashinyan had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of  Lebanon
Ambassador: France is ready to develop cooperation with Armenia both  in bilateral and multilateral formatsAmbassador: France is ready to develop cooperation with Armenia both  in bilateral and multilateral formats
Deputy Prime Minister: The activities of the French Development  Agency in Armenia are an additional incentive for mutually beneficial  partnershipDeputy Prime Minister: The activities of the French Development  Agency in Armenia are an additional incentive for mutually beneficial  partnership
Egyptian Ambassador to Armenia expressed readiness to promote  economic cooperation between Armenia and EgyptEgyptian Ambassador to Armenia expressed readiness to promote  economic cooperation between Armenia and Egypt
Secretary of the RA Security Council met with the head of the NATO  liaison officeSecretary of the RA Security Council met with the head of the NATO  liaison office
Italian Ambassador to Armenia at his initiative met with Levon  Ter-Petrosyan Italian Ambassador to Armenia at his initiative met with Levon  Ter-Petrosyan 
Minsk to Yerevan: The post of general secretary of an international  military-political organization is not a hotel room that can be  booked and not usedMinsk to Yerevan: The post of general secretary of an international  military-political organization is not a hotel room that can be  booked and not used
Maria Zakharova announced Lavrov-Mnatsakanyan meeting in MunichMaria Zakharova announced Lavrov-Mnatsakanyan meeting in Munich
Tigran Khachatryan presented  main priorities of  government`s  program of activities to EU Special Ambassadors for the Eastern  PartnershipTigran Khachatryan presented  main priorities of  government`s  program of activities to EU Special Ambassadors for the Eastern  Partnership
Former security guard Gagik Tsarukyan, MP Eduard Babayan charged with  causing severe physical injuryFormer security guard Gagik Tsarukyan, MP Eduard Babayan charged with  causing severe physical injury
Manvel Grigoryan is still in Nairi medical centerManvel Grigoryan is still in Nairi medical center
NA of Armenia endorsed the government`s agenda for the next five  yearsNA of Armenia endorsed the government`s agenda for the next five  years
Estimates of factions of Armenian parliament on program of  government differEstimates of factions of Armenian parliament on program of  government differ
Administration of Ushi village assigned 3 208 680 AMD: In fact, a  case was initiatedAdministration of Ushi village assigned 3 208 680 AMD: In fact, a  case was initiated
Speaker: One of the most important challenges for the government of  Armenia will be a change in people`s self-consciousnessSpeaker: One of the most important challenges for the government of  Armenia will be a change in people`s self-consciousness
SIS of Armenia: Preliminary investigation of the criminal case  against Manvel Grigoryan is completed - the charge is amendedSIS of Armenia: Preliminary investigation of the criminal case  against Manvel Grigoryan is completed - the charge is amended
Secretariat of anti-corruption coalition of civil society  organizations considers it necessary to finalize 5- year program of  governmentSecretariat of anti-corruption coalition of civil society  organizations considers it necessary to finalize 5- year program of  government
MP to the authorities: You are fighting corruption, and what is  happening at the Agrarian University of ArmeniaMP to the authorities: You are fighting corruption, and what is  happening at the Agrarian University of Armenia
Tonoyan: Armenia will not limit itself to buying only 4 Su-30  fightersTonoyan: Armenia will not limit itself to buying only 4 Su-30  fighters
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to pay a working visit to Munich Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to pay a working visit to Munich 
The next ``Summit of Minds`` will be held in Armenia for the first time  on June 7-9The next ``Summit of Minds`` will be held in Armenia for the first time  on June 7-9
Armenian Minister of Nature Protection to take part in Belt and Road  Forum to be held in Beijing in AprilArmenian Minister of Nature Protection to take part in Belt and Road  Forum to be held in Beijing in April
Students demand  resignation of Yerevan State University HeadStudents demand  resignation of Yerevan State University Head
Official Yerevan responses to the statement of US Department of StateOfficial Yerevan responses to the statement of US Department of State
``Aurora`` will help Matenadaran present Armenian cultural centers  across the world  ``Aurora`` will help Matenadaran present Armenian cultural centers  across the world  
Regular meeting of the Government postponed to February 15Regular meeting of the Government postponed to February 15
Newly appointed Ambassador of Armenia to the Vatican handed over  copies of credentials to the Under- Secretary of State of the Holy  See for Common AffairsNewly appointed Ambassador of Armenia to the Vatican handed over  copies of credentials to the Under- Secretary of State of the Holy  See for Common Affairs



Interview
France: Fake news and laws, searches and gilets jaunesFrance: Fake news and laws, searches and gilets jaunes
The elimination of Karabakh conflict and of Russian impact as well  is a direct way for US investments in Armenia and AzerbaijanThe elimination of Karabakh conflict and of Russian impact as well  is a direct way for US investments in Armenia and Azerbaijan
Manvel Sargsyan: Oligarchic order was broken in Armenia, but the  threat of a return to authoritarianism remains.(video)Manvel Sargsyan: Oligarchic order was broken in Armenia, but the  threat of a return to authoritarianism remains.(video)
Expert: Only four political forces have chances to be elected to the Armenian parliamentExpert: Only four political forces have chances to be elected to the Armenian parliament
Victor Nadein-Raevsky: The people of Azerbaijan are not ready to  realize the mistakes of the past (video)Victor Nadein-Raevsky: The people of Azerbaijan are not ready to  realize the mistakes of the past (video)
Alexander Krylov: Supporters of turning the CSTO into an influential organization are interested in the soonest overcoming of Alexander Krylov: Supporters of turning the CSTO into an influential organization are interested in the soonest overcoming of "Khachaturov`s incident."
Ambassador of Japan: Your people have a special genesis, amazing narture of endurance and optimismAmbassador of Japan: Your people have a special genesis, amazing narture of endurance and optimism
Asaf Hajiyev: I believe that if the format of the OSCE Minsk Group  does not bring results, then alternative solutions to the Karabakh  issue should be sought.Asaf Hajiyev: I believe that if the format of the OSCE Minsk Group  does not bring results, then alternative solutions to the Karabakh  issue should be sought.
Bolot Otunbayev: Cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Armenia will  actively develop for the benefit of our peoplesBolot Otunbayev: Cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Armenia will  actively develop for the benefit of our peoples
Ariel Cohen: The United States will act decisively to prevent violation of sanctions regime against Iran by Armenia, Georgia and AzerbaijanAriel Cohen: The United States will act decisively to prevent violation of sanctions regime against Iran by Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan
Zhirayr Sefilyan: The Pragmatism Of Sasna Tsrer is in Prospective WorkZhirayr Sefilyan: The Pragmatism Of Sasna Tsrer is in Prospective Work
Tevan Poghosyan: None of the political forces act to overcome the challenges facing ArmeniaTevan Poghosyan: None of the political forces act to overcome the challenges facing Armenia
Stepan Safaryan: Va Bank raid  is absolutely unpromising for parliamentary forcesStepan Safaryan: Va Bank raid  is absolutely unpromising for parliamentary forces
Avigdor Eskin: Collapse in Iran is inevitable, as a result of tough US sanctionsAvigdor Eskin: Collapse in Iran is inevitable, as a result of tough US sanctions
Zardusht Alizade: There are no physical walls between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. There are, walls built from the outside, mental and psychologicalZardusht Alizade: There are no physical walls between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. There are, walls built from the outside, mental and psychological
Alexander Iskandaryan: Results of elections in Yerevan will be reflected to early parliamentary elections in Armenia   Alexander Iskandaryan: Results of elections in Yerevan will be reflected to early parliamentary elections in Armenia  
Hovhannes Igityan: Putin will prefer to improve  relations with Pashinyan, rather than drag Kocharyan out of the political dumpHovhannes Igityan: Putin will prefer to improve  relations with Pashinyan, rather than drag Kocharyan out of the political dump
Zornitsa Rusinova: Bulgaria is ready to assist Armenia in the issue of closing special institutions for the maintenance of childrenZornitsa Rusinova: Bulgaria is ready to assist Armenia in the issue of closing special institutions for the maintenance of children
For achieving peace in Karabakh Azerbaijan needs a revolution similiar to Armenian oneFor achieving peace in Karabakh Azerbaijan needs a revolution similiar to Armenian one
Karapet Rubinyan: Total national hatred does not leave Robert Kocharyan any  chances to Karapet Rubinyan: Total national hatred does not leave Robert Kocharyan any  chances to "return"
Constructive dialog with no secret topics is the basis for strengthening relationsConstructive dialog with no secret topics is the basis for strengthening relations
Ruben Melkonyan: Successful maneuvering between Russia and USA is Turkey’s guarantee for further advance in Syria and IraqRuben Melkonyan: Successful maneuvering between Russia and USA is Turkey’s guarantee for further advance in Syria and Iraq
In Moscow they wanted to see Karen Karapetyan in the place of Serzh Sargsyan, but they reconciled with Nikol PashinyanIn Moscow they wanted to see Karen Karapetyan in the place of Serzh Sargsyan, but they reconciled with Nikol Pashinyan
Konstantin Orbelyan: One person can do a lot, especially if he has  such reliable partnersKonstantin Orbelyan: One person can do a lot, especially if he has  such reliable partners
Hrachya Arzumanyan: To complete the fight against the past successfully. Nikol Pashinyan needs experienced politicians, diplomats, analysts and military officersHrachya Arzumanyan: To complete the fight against the past successfully. Nikol Pashinyan needs experienced politicians, diplomats, analysts and military officers
Smbat Nasibyan: State approach can turn Armenian economy`s shortcomings into advantagesSmbat Nasibyan: State approach can turn Armenian economy`s shortcomings into advantages
Smbat Nasibyan: Smbat Nasibyan: "Civil Contract" needs new social contract with Armenian people  
Hovhannes Igityan: Under the pressure of the Hovhannes Igityan: Under the pressure of the "street flows", the Republicans will inevitably give their ok to  the reforms of Nikol Pashinyan
Sergey Markedonov: Any Armenian government is doomed to search for geopolitical equilibrium, including the outlined oneSergey Markedonov: Any Armenian government is doomed to search for geopolitical equilibrium, including the outlined one
Arman Melikyan: If RPA disrupts the election of Nikol Pashinyan as Prime minister,  a tensive  increase  in the Karabakh conflict zone should be expectedArman Melikyan: If RPA disrupts the election of Nikol Pashinyan as Prime minister,  a tensive  increase  in the Karabakh conflict zone should be expected
Commented
Inessa Gabayan relieved of the post of Chairman of the Water  Management Committee of ArmeniaInessa Gabayan relieved of the post of Chairman of the Water  Management Committee of Armenia
Armenia voted against updated version of Ukrainian resolution on  CrimeaArmenia voted against updated version of Ukrainian resolution on  Crimea
UN Special Rapporteur did not see pressure on activists opposing the  exploitation of Amulsarskoye fieldUN Special Rapporteur did not see pressure on activists opposing the  exploitation of Amulsarskoye field
Stepanakert: John Bolton`s expectations for the Azerbaijan-Karabakh  conflict settlement, they are not realistic, for various reasonsStepanakert: John Bolton`s expectations for the Azerbaijan-Karabakh  conflict settlement, they are not realistic, for various reasons
British Ambassador: We hope that in these elections there will be no  hatred and xenophobia, which could be observed in the pastBritish Ambassador: We hope that in these elections there will be no  hatred and xenophobia, which could be observed in the past
Armenian President held a series of meetings with heads of large  corporations as part of his working visit to FranceArmenian President held a series of meetings with heads of large  corporations as part of his working visit to France
Yerkir Tsirani: Hayk Marutyan appointed as his main advisor a man who  participated in the robbery and illegal actions of the previous  governmentYerkir Tsirani: Hayk Marutyan appointed as his main advisor a man who  participated in the robbery and illegal actions of the previous  government
NGO NGO "International Humanitarian Development" declassified organizers  of an international LGBT forum in Armenia
Bolton warned Armenia against possible military involvement in the  Syrian crisisBolton warned Armenia against possible military involvement in the  Syrian crisis
Investigation Committee of Armenia identifies woman found today  under the bridge in DavidashenInvestigation Committee of Armenia identifies woman found today  under the bridge in Davidashen
Baku calls on Armenian authorities to take real steps for the  settlement of Karabakh conflict Baku calls on Armenian authorities to take real steps for the  settlement of Karabakh conflict 
Bolton: Trump may use its powers to repeal 907th Amendment Bolton: Trump may use its powers to repeal 907th Amendment 
Amnesty bill promulgated: ``Sasna Tsrer`` group members will be  amnestied if victims do not objectAmnesty bill promulgated: ``Sasna Tsrer`` group members will be  amnestied if victims do not object
Vahe Grigoryan: Armen Sarkissian is illegitimate presidentVahe Grigoryan: Armen Sarkissian is illegitimate president
Pashinyan to representatives of the Armenian community of Lebanon: I  can hardly present a solution without clarifying the status of  Artsakh Pashinyan to representatives of the Armenian community of Lebanon: I  can hardly present a solution without clarifying the status of  Artsakh 
RPA refutes rumors about deciding on participation in December  elections and preparing a proportional list for themRPA refutes rumors about deciding on participation in December  elections and preparing a proportional list for them
Czech Ambassador: The issue of the return of the territories around  Nagorno-Karabakh is on the agenda of the Madrid PrinciplesCzech Ambassador: The issue of the return of the territories around  Nagorno-Karabakh is on the agenda of the Madrid Principles
Karen Nersisyan was appointed new artistic director of the Yerevan  Russian Drama Theater named after StanislavskyKaren Nersisyan was appointed new artistic director of the Yerevan  Russian Drama Theater named after Stanislavsky
Mills: Democracy has a bright future for ArmeniaMills: Democracy has a bright future for Armenia
Macron: Aznavour was an Armenian, who fully acknowledged the great  crime, the Genocide, a victim of which he himself wasMacron: Aznavour was an Armenian, who fully acknowledged the great  crime, the Genocide, a victim of which he himself was
Hayk Marutyan: After the end of the pre-election campaign, all  political forces represented in municipality became one teamHayk Marutyan: After the end of the pre-election campaign, all  political forces represented in municipality became one team
Pashinyan: All those who try to ignore the law, opinion and demand of  the people, will be in the Pashinyan: All those who try to ignore the law, opinion and demand of  the people, will be in the "dump of history"
Gagik Tsarukyan: If the people want in December, it means that we  also want in December, I am ready to take all the pain of the peopleGagik Tsarukyan: If the people want in December, it means that we  also want in December, I am ready to take all the pain of the people
Moscow welcomes all positive trends that have emerged in Karabakh  settlement processMoscow welcomes all positive trends that have emerged in Karabakh  settlement process
Babloyan: Today the world has lost a truly outstanding singer, and  Armenia and the entire Armenian people say goodbye to the greatest  ArmenianBabloyan: Today the world has lost a truly outstanding singer, and  Armenia and the entire Armenian people say goodbye to the greatest  Armenian
Hayastan All-Armenian Fund has a new executive directorHayastan All-Armenian Fund has a new executive director
The founding congress of the party of The founding congress of the party of "Sasna Tsrer" was held in  Yerevan: the Party will be managed by a Secretariat of 7 people
Zardusht Alizade: There are no physical walls between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. There are, walls built from the outside, mental and psychologicalZardusht Alizade: There are no physical walls between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. There are, walls built from the outside, mental and psychological
Nikol Pashinyan to UN delegates: Becoming part of Azerbaijan means  total extermination for Karabakh population Nikol Pashinyan to UN delegates: Becoming part of Azerbaijan means  total extermination for Karabakh population 
Republican Party responds to Pashinyan`s statement on low turnout in  Yerevan ElectionsRepublican Party responds to Pashinyan`s statement on low turnout in  Yerevan Elections
Search by date