ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan should start working and stop <playing politics with the United States, blaming the states>. Senior Associate at Carnegie Foundation Paul Stronski wrote about this on Twitter, commenting on Pashinyan's criticism of the United States.
The expert notes that Washington was unhappy with the policies of Kocharyan and Sargsyan, and therefore suspended funding for the Millennium Challenge program. Meanwhile, according to him, Washington significantly increased its assistance to Armenia after the change of power. <Unlike the EU, the United States during the last 6 months provided Armenia with $ 14 million in additional funding. In fact, last year the United States provided $ 25 million to Armenia - more than ever since 1992. Washington is ready to provide more as soon as the Pashinyan government decides on priorities and programs, "Stronski wrote.
Referring to the humanitarian mission of the Republic of Armenia in Syria, the expert noted that Washington understands Yerevan's interest in view of the presence of the Armenian community in this country. "However, finding Armenian sappers in Syria along with Russian ones is a big question for the United States," Stronski said.
According to the expert, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus for a long time resisted the pressure of Russia to send forces to Syria, but so far Armenia is the only country that agreed to this. He noted that these sappers were once trained by American specialists as part of the demining program of Armenia. <This is part of the $ 1 billion aid provided to Armenia. Therefore, sending Armenian sappers under the auspices of Russia to Syria is particularly negatively perceived in the US, "Stronski said.
To note, in an interview with the "RKB", Pashinyan stated that not a single government of Armenia so mercilessly criticized the United States as it did. We also note that the sending of the Armenian gum mission to Syria under the auspices of Russia caused sharp criticism by the United States.
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