ArmInfo. Armenia maintains partnership relations with Russia, which are based on the principles of equality, friendship and age-old ties. On July 21, during a video conference organized by the Armenian service of Radio Liberty, the Spokesperson of the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anna Naghdalyan said this, commenting on the scandalous recording of the head of the RT TV channel Margarita Simonyan.
According to Anna Naghdalyan, she has the right to comment on specific issues or specific situations, but is not authorized to comment on the opinion of this or that journalist. "I have my own position, but this is my personal position, and I would not like to express it," Anna Naghdalyan noted.
It should be noted that the editor-in-chief of the Russian state TV channel Russia Today, the Russian international state news agency "Russia Today" and the Russian state news agency <Sputnik>, Margarita Simonyan, made a statement on her Facebook page the day before, containing unprecedented offensive attacks against Armenia and its government.
<I appeal to the Armenian authorities. I appeal to the authorities, and not to the people, of which I am a part. I am appealing only because your Internet troops have dung my social networks with demands (in a boorish and aggressive form) to 'express my position'. Take a look on yourself from the side. See what you are doing. How you behave. What kind of Armenians are you? Armenians are an honest, noble and grateful people. I've always been like that. And you behave like (FORBIDDEN BY ROSKOMNADZOR). In response to the long-term goodness and protection you received from Russia, you did not recognize Crimea. Because this is an internal affair of Armenia. Exclusively out of political revenge, you put Robert Kocharyan in prison - who is Russia's constant ally. You did that on purpose, defiantly, spitting right in the face of your 'Russian friends'. Because this is an internal affair of Armenia. You have flooded the country with anti-Russian NGOs that are teaching young people on your territory how to overthrow the government in Russia. You have become a springboard for anti- Russian forces in the Caucasus. Because this is an internal affair of Armenia. You kicked out Russian Armenian businessmen. You don't want anything to do with Russia. Because this is an internal affair of Armenia. Your media and social networks are pouring mud on Russia, Putin, everyone who supports Putin, especially Russian Armenians (for example, me). You have divided the unfortunate, already disappearing Armenian people into enemies - Russian Armenians - and "real" Armenians- those who support your momentary power. Because this is an internal affair of Armenia. And now, when there is a war on your border, when the very existence of your regime is under threat, when the Armenians of the whole world are already seeing the revived ghosts of the janissaries with crooked knives with which they cut our ancestors, you remembered that Russia must save you again. Isn't this an internal affair of Armenia? After all the evil and choking contempt that you have shown towards Russia in recent years, do your information troops and you consider yourself entitled to wait for help? In fact, after everything you've done, Russia has every moral right to spit on you and grind you. But she won't do that. I'm sure. It will help this time too. Because Russia is like that. Generous and noble, my beloved homeland. And you are just a bunch of screaming politicians who betrayed the interests of the great Armenian people for the sake of a moment of power and petty personal revenge. Read Narekatsi at night. Maybe you will wake up the remnants of the famous Armenian conscientiousness and the ability to appreciate good. If you do not have Narekatsi, then I will tell you. It lies on my bedside table. And about the war, I will tell both sides only one thing: stop! There is nothing worse than war. I know this on my own skin. Just stop before it's too late>, - wrote the editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan.
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