ArmInfo. The tendencies of anti-Russian sentiments that they are trying to form in Armenia will not lead to anything good. Second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan announced this on September 28 during a press conference in Yerevan.
"Indeed, a situation has been formed when there really are arguments for the promotion of Russophobia in our country. There are, because of our people's expectations for the intervention of our ally, our strategic partner. Ordinary people do not look further than this," the politician stated.
According to the second president, Armenia should correctly assess Russia's capabilities in the current realities. At the same time, he clarified that in this case it is no longer about physical capabilities, but about those limits of capabilities where they already contradict Russian national interests. "And these national interests are not formed by us. They have been formed. They also consider Azerbaijan an allied state, and based on this, they build their relations with the Azerbaijani side. And it happened when we weakened so much in the region where we were once a support for Russia, as a result we lost our positions. It was our weakness that led to the fact that Moscow began the process of strengthening its interests in the South Caucasus through Azerbaijan," Kocharyan said.
At the same time, he expressed his conviction that as of today, there are certain inclination s to inflame anti-Russian sentiments in Armenia. "I have already said that the remote control for this is in the hands of the President of Azerbaijan, in my opinion. Imagine, once a month there are attacks from Azerbaijan, and every time Armenia turns to Russia, the CSTO. A few more such attacks, and Russophobia will take root in Armenia, however, this will not lead to anything good. The world will change, a lot will change, but, nevertheless, Russia will remain our strategic partner," he said.