ArmInfo. On June 10, the second President of Armenia, leader of the Hayastan bloc Robert Kocharian, at a meeting with the residents of Talin in Aragatsotn region of the Republic of Armenia, told how to build relationships with partners and how to regain the lost trust of the Russian Federation.
According to him, it is naive to think that in the modern digital world it is possible to express different points of view on the same topic - to say one thing to the Chinese, another to the Russians, the second to the Iranians, the third to the Americans is a big mistake. "This is the policy of a cheap pickpocket, cheap nimbleness. This is how they do not acquire reliable partners, on the contrary, they only lose. Maybe in the 15-16 centuries it was possible that way, there was no connection, there were no telegrams and all this passed. But now everything immediately becomes clear, the Armenian authorities did just that. How can you be trusted if you have been a Russophobe for 20 years, wrote anti-Russian articles, with your team held rallies against the Russian base. And suddenly, after being elected, he immediately became pro-Russian, a supporter of the CSTO? " Kocharyan wonders.
Then, as the former president noted, the new government "began to play fast" - with the Russians, one topic, with the Iranians, another. "But no matter how much they say that they are pro-Russian, Russia keeps track of: Our partners see that they are being played with. The only way is to be honest and direct. I have always pursued this policy, so we had good relations with both the EU and the United States. and the Russian Federation and Iran. And relations with all were good. If you told the United States - the framework of our relations is like this, and we will not go beyond it, but within this freamework I am ready for full-fledged cooperation, then this works. If you do not enter in the area of their contradictions, you can always pursue a policy of cooperation, "Kocharian said.
At the same time, answering the question, Kocharian noted that the broken trust of the Russian Federation will be restored. "Personal connections and the path traveled will help to do this very quickly," he said. Kocharian also touched upon the so-called proposal of the acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to exchange his own son for captured Armenians in Baku, calling him primitive moronism. In his opinion, the issue of prisoners is one of the most sensitive. To solve it, he believes, it is necessary to multiply the international pressure on Baku, which is not being done by the current government. "General Muradov (the commander of the peacekeeping contingent) was instructed to resolve the issue with the prisoners, as if he was to blame for the people being taken prisoner and he had to solve it. It is immoral on the part of the authorities not to do anything and still say that the prisoners will forgive us if they remain in captivity for another month or two'', he said.
As Kocharian pointed out, everyone understands that the idea of exchanging Pashinyan's son for prisoners will not give results. This may have worked in the Middle Ages, but not in the 21st century, he said. "This is a primitive moronism. I try to express myself correctly, but sometimes you have to use the correct expressions. This is the case when it comes to moronism," said the head of the bloc.