ArmInfo.If I declare that I initially believed that I would win and become Prime Minister, I would devalue all the events that took place. The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said this in an interview with Civilnet.
He noted that he always believed that he could serve the people. According to the prime minister, many do not understand that the people are a force. "I always believed in the power of the people, and not only when I began my political activities, but also in those times when I was engaged in journalism. My mission was to help and serve the people, so that they themselves believed that they are strong, "he stressed.
When asked by journalists whether he had seen the third president of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, during the year, the prime minister replied: "I have never met with Serzh Sargsyan. If such meetings had taken place, I would consider it my duty to report them."
As for whether Pashinyan wants to revenge the second Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, the prime minister said: "I don't want to take revenge on anyone. If I wanted to revenge anyone, it would be more logical to implement this plan last year these days," he noted.
To the clarifying question, whether he believes that the criminal case against the second president of Armenia is a legal process, Pashinyan said: "If it turns out that it is not, all those people who started a unlawfull process will be punished." Nikol Pashinyan also touched on his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, noting that they can be regarded as "good." "There is my personal relationship with Putin, and there is a relationship between institutions. In the elite of Russia, there is a problem with everything that happened in Armenia, with those who came to power," said the Prime Minister. He noted that as a result of a revolution figures were engaged in power in Armenia, who were previously political opposition and were forced to work in the public sector, they were funded by international organizations, including those that are not well perceived in Russia and in the post-Soviet space. Therefore, in many cases we see mistrust towards them from the Russian establishment, but I am sure that this mistrust will be overcome with time, "Pashinyan stressed. Touching on his relationship with Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, the Prime Minister noted that these are working relations, "as they should be." "The President of Armenia has his powers and should not go beyond them, the RA Government and the Prime Minister have their powers and must remain within their limits," said Pashinyan. Referring to the criminal case filed against Spayka's director Nikol Pashinyan noted: "The criminal case was instituted under an article that concerns the concealment of taxes. And if the director of the company takes responsibility and pays taxes, he will be able to go about his business. We have no goal to fill the prisons, " Prime Minister Pashinyan concluded.