ArmInfo. The internal affairs and problems of Armenia, like in many other similar countries, are a continuation of their foreign policy, Chairman of the European Party of Armenia Tigran Khzmalyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"In this particular case, we are talking about the third stage in the weakening of Russia in the last 100 years - this time Putin's Russia. The process of collapse of the management system is underway, and it's quite fast. It's clear that Moscow is trying to defend its position through special services and the internal network operating in Armenia. People have been nurtured in Armenian political parties, special services, and other bodies for years, who are going to be very useful to Russia today. And without considering this fact, it's impossible to understand what is happening in Armenia today, "he emphasized.
According to the politician, today Russia is losing ground not only in Armenia, but also around the world. In other words, what happened with the USSR 30 years ago is happening with the Russian Federation today. In this light, he noted the significant economic problems of Russia, caused by another sharp drop in energy prices. At the same time, like the late Soviet Union, Russia was drawn into wars in distant countries, this time in Syria and Libya. In addition, Moscow is trying to wage and unleash hybrid wars - in Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries, including Armenia.
In this light, Khzmalyan considers the memoranda of some Armenian parties with United Russia, as well as the statements of their leaders, only the tip of the iceberg. A much bigger problem, in his opinion, is the illusion according to which there are many political parties in Armenia. In reality, according to the estimates of the politician, there are only 3-4 national, democratic parties in the country. The rest just represent the interests of Russian special services.
On July 2, the leader of the Prosperous Armenia party, Gagik Tsarukyan, expressed concern about the "artificial aggravation of anti-Russian sentiment in Armenia," blaming the anti-Armenian, anti-state forces for this, trying to break the friendly ties between the two peoples. "As the chairman of the country's largest opposition political force, as a citizen, I will do everything possible to suppress provocations aimed at forming anti-Russian sentiments in our country," Tsarukyan said.
"Let's call a spade a spade. The former presidents in reality were residents and were engaged in nothing more than trading in sovereignty. In return, they got the opportunity to remain at power. This is a short formula of what happened before 2018. And, unfortunately, the authorities that succeeded them failed to change these sad realities. The process is underway, but I assess it as somewhat late. Over the past three decades, Armenia has stagnated, serving the interests of Russia, while neighboring countries are developing political and economic relations with the civilized world, " Khzmalyan concluded.