ArmInfo.The offices of the second and third presidents of Armenia responded to the call of the first President of the Republic of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan to unite efforts against the current government headed by Nikol Pashinyan.
Thus, head of the office of the second president of Armenia, Viktor Soghomonyan, noted that they have always opposed the unilateral disclosure of details of non-public meetings, since it is incorrect, especially when the narrator of such details distorts their content.
At the same time, Soghomonyan confirmed that on March 25, at the suggestion of Ter-Petrosyan, a meeting of the former presidents of Armenia and Artsakh took place.
"Bako Sahakyan told about the proposal to meet with president Kocharian, at the same time saying that Ter-Petrosyan had an idea of joint participation in the early elections.
Kocharian rejected this idea, about which Bako Sahakyan informed Ter-Petrosyan. The latter, however, suggested that the meeting take place. And it happened.
During the meeting, there really was no discussion, since Robert Kocharian again rejected the proposal, motivating it with moral considerations, stating that in the event of early elections he intends to participate in a different format. In addition, this step will hit the "Motherland Salvation Movement". This is how it was, "said the head of the office of the second RA President.
At the same time, he added that it may seem that Ter-Petrosyan said everything correctly, and they only repeat what was previously stated, however, it is noteworthy that Ter-Petrosyan, sort of accidentally stipulates that President Kocharian created the "Motherland Salvation Movement".
"P.S. As for the proposal to go together in early elections, we have already chosen another format of participation, which we will announce in the very near future," Soghomonyan said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the office of the third president of Armenia, responding to the publication of Levon Ter- Petrosyan, expressed surprise at the fact that the first president made this publication without prior notice to the other parties of the meeting. "At the same time, we remind the position expressed by the third president of Armenia at the meeting of the former leaders of Armenia and Artsakh that the discussion of the proposal of the first president of Armenia could be considered promisingly and effectively with the agreement of all parties in principle.
As for the proposal of the first President of Armenia on joint participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections, we remind you that the Republican Party headed by the third President of the Republic of Armenia made and announced its decision on the format of participation in the elections just a few days ago. Serzh Sargsyan's position is that in the current situation it is necessary to choose effective tactics to solve the problem, therefore the fight against capitulatory authorities can be carried out in various formats, "the statement of the office of the third RA President says.
It is also worth noting that Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who drew attention to the fact that Levon Ter-Petrosyan twice tried to achieve a change of power in the course of his opposition activities, also reacted to this statement yesterday,. "The first time was in 2008, during the" democratic revolution ", and the second time - during the failed" bourgeois-democratic revolution ", the fate of which everyone knows. We are talking about the activities of the alliance of Ter-Petrosyan, Gagik Tsarukyan and the Heritage Party "in 2014. Ter-Petrosyan, apparently, decided to try again to make a" bandocratic revolution. "There are a couple of other terms, but now, due to my position, I cannot voice them. But seriously, perhaps the only thing that Ter-Petrosyan really succeeded in all this time is the coming to power of Kocharian and Sargsyan, as well as their retention of this power, "Pashinyan said, assuring that the" bandocratic revolution "will fail .
On May 5, first president of Armenia, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, issued a statement in which he called on the second and third presidents of Armenia, Robert Kocharian and Serzh Sargsyan, to oppose Pashinyan as a single pre-election bloc. Ter-Petrosyan called on his colleagues to unite in a united front, since this may become the only way out of the current national crisis in the country and an opportunity to avoid new troubles. "The duty of all Armenians is to realize that the reproduction of the Pashinyan regime for Armenia and Artsakh is much more dangerous than the possible or perceived threats emanating even from Azerbaijan and Turkey," he said.