ArmInfo.The presidential elections in Russia were held in accordance with the norms of democracy, international law and Russian legislation, and representatives of European observation missions also agreed in this opinion. Eduard Sharmazanov, the head of the observation mission of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, told the ArmInfo correspondent, summing up the summary of the presidential elections in Russia, which according to preliminary data was won by Vladimir Putin.
He noted that the members of the CSTO PA observation mission visited the pre-election headquarters of all presidential candidates, as well as in 60 polling stations. "To be honest, if there were any complaints, they mostly concerned technical problems," Sharmazanov assured, emphasizing that the main sign of the current elections was the unprecedented high turnout of voters.
"I am inclined to motivate this by the prevailing geopolitical realities, with their high and unconditional support for their leader, the people showed that they trust Vladimir Putin's political course." In fact, the people consolidated around Putin and against external pressures, he voted for Russia in the person of Putin. In expert circles, even opinions are heard that Western leaders with their sanctions and pressures, only played into the hands of the Russian leader, making his victory more convincing, "Sharmazanov said.
Considering Putin's victory in the prism of Russian-Armenian relations, Sharmazanov noted that the results of the presidential elections in Russia will ensure the further development of the allied relations between the two countries, the duration of the joint programs that have been started. "Putin's victory means the continuation of the allied partnership between Armenia and Russia, the duration of hundreds of programs launched, the implementation of many new projects," he said.
Touching upon the resentment in Armenian public circles over the fact that Putin's victory means the continuation of the "imperialist policy" and the supply of arms to Russia by Azerbaijan, Sharmazanov noted: "Yes, we are not delighted that Russia sells weapons to Azerbaijan, but at the same time At the same time, it should be noted that it was during Putin's presidency that an unprecedented deal was concluded on deliveries of state-of-the-art Russian weapons to Armenia at preferential prices, and many other unparalleled profitable projects were realized, I assure you, no other country would agree to supply weapons and energy resources to Armenia under such conditions.And as if the situation developed, not Putin, but any other candidate would win the election? Can these critics answer this question? the case of predictability is better than uncertainty, "the vice-speaker summed up.