ArmInfo.Armenia today faces extremely complex challenges, mainly related to security issues, and it depends only on its choice whether the Republic of Armenia will continue its existence as a subject of international law, or become someone's appendage.
Second President Robert Kocharian stated this on May 9, speaking at Freedom Square in Yerevan. As the head of the electoral bloc pointed out, he structured his speech in the format of questions and answers. He began with the question "Why me?" According to Kocharian, he has extensive experience in crisis management, skills in working in the field of security and overcoming the economic crisis.
"Why ARF?" Kocharian asked. In addition to the fact that the second president, in his words, has many years of experience of cooperation with the Dashnaktsutyun, it is also important that the ARF Dashnaktsutyun is a party that has fought and is struggling to preserve the Armenian identity.
"Why" Reviving Armenia? "- since the party originated in Syunik and is spreading throughout the republic, since all the vital challenges have accumulated around Syunik today and it depends on Syunik whether the Republic of Armenia will continue to exist as a subject of international law, or become someone's appendage. Syunik is a symbol of our struggle, "Kocharian explained. "Why should the incumbent government leave?" Kocharian asked. The incumbent government, according to the second president, symbolizes "the voice and face of defeat." With this face and voice, as he pointed out, Armenia cannot move forward, and the people with such a stigma on their foreheads are not able to build their future. "The authorities are to blame for the death of 5,000 and the injury of 10,000 people, 35,000 of our compatriots were left homeless. It bears death and destroys everything it touches," Kocharian said.
According to the second president, as long as the Pashinyan government is functioning, it will be "accompanied by suspicions of betrayal and the sale of Artsakh." And the consequent destruction of the economy has led to the fact that today Armenia, instead of the promised take-off growth, has the same "take-off recession". "Under this government, for three years, growth was recorded only in the number of graves and poverty," he said.
Concerning plans for the future, Kocharian answered the question, "What are we going to do next?" As the second president noted, first it is necessary to make an inventory of the damage done to the state in all fields. In his words, it is necessary to immediately stop the further degradation of the state administration system, increase the authority of Armenia in the international arena and regain the good name of a reliable partner. Armenia, as he noted, will develop the economy, which will be based on science, will abandon the total lie, which today is saturated with the entire state system and "unpleasant scenes" of laying on the pavement. "
"This is an incomplete list of all that we promise to fulfill. And we promise only what we can bring to life," the leader of the Bloc assured. As Kocharian assured, they will build a country that every Armenian will be proud of. "We, we have friends and allies, but no one will develop and build our country instead of us. Our fate is in our hands," Robert Kocharian concluded.
Note that this was Kocharian's first rally after the announcement of his return to politics. As ArmInfo previously reported, the ARF "Dashnaktsutyun" and "Reviving Armenia" parties on May 6 announced their participation in the early parliamentary elections in a single bloc, the electoral list of which will be headed by the second president of Armenia Robert Kocharian.