ArmInfo.Nikol Pashinyan is lying, he did not stop the war, Russia imposed peace on him, because if we completely lost Artsakh, Russia would have nothing to do here. Opposition candidate for Prime Minister Vazgen Manukyan stated this at a meeting with residents of Ararat region.
Manukyan noted that if Armenia lost Artsakh, Russia would not be able to place its peacekeeping contingent here and would lose the South Caucasus.
"The closest connection with Russia was the Artsakh problem. If there is no Artsakh, then there is no Russia in the region. Thus, the Caucasus would completely fall under Turkish control. Secret negotiations with Azerbaijan and Turkey are ongoing. After the war, the situation continued to deteriorate. In a trilateral statement, it was written that the armies should remain in their taken places, but our army returned to Syunik from Kubatlu and Zangelan. Syunik is in danger, "the candidate for prime minister stressed.
Vazgen Manukyan also spoke about the proposed unblocking of infrastructure in the region. "The authorities say that we will open the roads so we can use them. They lie; only Turkey and Azerbaijan will use these roads. Azerbaijanis attacked Armenian trucks in Georgia yesterday. If we will not be able to transport cargo through the territory of Georgia normally because of the attack of Azerbaijanis, then how and what kind of cargo will we transport through Azerbaijan? Or how we will ensure the safety of people who choose to take these routes. The whole goal is to open the road to Nakhijevan," he stressed.
Manukyan also touched upon the war in Artsakh. "Two weeks before the end of the war, I wrote an article, after which public criticism rained down on me. I offered the military to take power in the country.
In other countries, in such cases, when the military sees that they are being defeated, the military temporarily takes power into their own hands, for 1-2-3 years. They finish everything; again hand over power to the civil authorities. For example, in Turkey this happened several times. This did not happen in Armenia. I think that people who could have made such a decision have already left the army. Those who were probably left with courage and civic feelings were probably not so strong.
During the war, I called the generals of Artsakh and told them that they must take power into their own hands, not allow Arayik Harutyunyan to carry out Pashinyan's orders. Unfortunately, this has not happened. This is a disadvantage of our army. It turned out that there is no such person in our army>, Vazgen Manukyan said.