ArmInfo.Head of the Union of Armenians of Russia Ara Abrahamyan touched upon the current situation in Armenia in the Tonight with Mike Saryan program (USA). According to the UAR press service, Abrahamyan believes that before establishing trade with Azerbaijan and discussing the restoration of transport communications in the region, it is necessary to answer the question of how our security will be ensured and whether modern Armenia with its current uncompetitive economy is ready for such changes ?!
"The agreement signed on January 11 in Moscow creates favorable prospects, first of all, for Azerbaijan and Turkey. It could bring dividends to Armenia as well, but for this we need to go through a difficult path of recovery. And this cannot be done with the Pashinyan government. His actions are destructive. For the sake of saving the country and the people, he must immediately resign and hand over the management of the country to competent people. The history of our relations with Azerbaijan and Turkey, their policy shows that we cannot trust these two states, "the head of the SAR noted. At the same time, he believes that Pashinyan could refuse to come to Moscow, citing the fact that both the people of Armenia and political forces, representatives of the diaspora, including the Russian one, express their disagreement. Abrahamyan is convinced that Pashinyan could and should have raised the issue of prisoners squarely, moreover, raise it on behalf of only ten million Armenians and link his arrival and the conduct of further negotiations with the immediate implementation by Azerbaijan of the clause on the release of all prisoners of war and detainees. But he didn't. He came and signed everything that was given to him.
"Hiding the real number of Armenian soldiers held captive by Azerbaijan, Pashinyan gives an additional reason for various speculations, which gives rise to distrust of the current government and additional difficulties in communicating with them. It should be understood that the issue of prisoners of war is the most vulnerable for the Armenian society. It will breathe a sigh of relief only when all our soldiers and civilians are returned.
All decisions of Nikol Pashinyan and his team, from the first day of their coming to power and during the 44-day war, turned out to be a failure. Pashinyan had the opportunity to stop the war by immediately turning to Russia or the United States for help, "the head of the SAR emphasized. At the same time, he stated that from the very beginning of the war, Russia had offered its help. The war could have been stopped at the initial stage with incomparably smaller losses: both human, and territorial, and moral.
The war clearly showed that over the past 28 years we have not been able to establish allied relations with any country in the world. The current authorities have failed to understand and explain to potential allies the geopolitical role and place of Armenia in the region. It is very important to realize that our main strategic partner was, is and will remain Russia, but this does not prevent us from building mutually beneficial cooperation with all countries of the world, including, for example, the United States or France. Our interaction with countries should not be limited to begging, it should be built on the principles of mutual benefit.
As part of my private visit to the United States, I intend to meet with representatives of the administration of the newly elected US President Joseph Biden and discuss a range of issues related to relations between the United States and Armenia.
Neither the Parliament of Armenia nor the RA Constitutional Court appealed to the Pashinyan government with a demand to immediately stop the illegal demarcation of the borders of Armenia with Azerbaijan. Demarcation and delimitation of state borders are complex processes that require a joint commission, professional discussions and negotiations. It is outrageous and unacceptable to resolve the issue of borders in conditions when we have lost several thousand soldiers, and the issue of prisoners of war remains unresolved, "Abrahamyan concluded.