ArmInfo. I will not be surprised if soon the Prime Minister says that the Syunik region is unattractive and miserable and we, in fact, do not need it. The second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan stated this in an interview with the portals Hayeli.am, Politik.am and Yerevan.today.
The second president of Armenia stressed that everything that happens in Syunik is simply a shame. “The country cannot defend its borders on its own, this is a shame. The heads of the communities in Syunik tried to contact the country's leadership and understand what to do to protect the borders. The answer is stunning, they are answered: "If you can, defend the borders." Since when should community leaders defend state borders? Why do we need power then? They have nothing to do with it? Is the authority an outside observer? And if these people die, who will be responsible for this? ” Kocharyan wondered.
He stressed that if we do not protect our land, then, like in the Wild Ass's Skin, we will shrink until we disappear.
“Previously, Armenia was a strong country that defended its borders and was the guarantor of the security of Artsakh. What do we have now? Now those people who held actions in front of the Russian Embassy in Armenia, demanding to remove the Russian base from the country, turned the country into a protectorate of Russia. From an ally of Russia, we became its protectorate. We managed to preserve Syunik only thanks to the assistance of Russia. Indeed, in fact, General Muradov now has a much greater role in ensuring the security of Artsakh than the Supreme Commander-in-Chief. Is this normal? ”Asked the second President of Armenia.
Also, the second president of Armenia noted that it is wrong that the country's leadership is hiding our losses from the people. “The fact that we know nothing about our losses is not normal. Turkey and Azerbaijan know about them best of all. Since the damaged equipment remained on their territory. So, there is no point in hiding losses from the enemy, ”he said.
Kocharyan also stated that the Armenian army suffered damage amounting to about $ 3 billion. Now we need to create a new concept for the Armenian army and restore what was lost. However, according to the second president of Armenia, people who have been destroying the army for 2.5 years will not be able to restore it.