ArmInfo.Member of the National Assembly of Armenia from the ruling "Civil Contract" faction Gurgen Arsenyan does not regret his statement in the country's parliament.
"I serve the national interests of Armenia, and for me the interests of 3 million citizens of the country are a priority. The interests of 120,000 residents of Artsakh are included in the set of state interests of Armenia. But the interests of Armenia are a priority for me>, the MP told journalists on February 7.
Answering the question about whether the previous statement was edited, Arsenyan expressed hope that the propaganda noise raised in the mass media, which is directed against the RA authorities, will lead to the intensification of passions both in Armenia and Artsakh.<There is an information attack on the country's authorities. During discussions in the National Assembly along the Lachin corridor, voices were even heard about the formation of suicide attackers to change the current authorities. Naturally, I had to express my opinion, according to which the change of power can take place not with the use of suicide attackers, but by holding elections," Arsenyan noted, pointing out the unacceptability of the opposition's allegations that by their actions the authorities "pour water on the mill" Turkish - Azerbaijani tandem.
It should be noted that a few days earlier, Gurgen Arsenyan expressed indignation at the fact that the opposition constantly talks about 120,000 Artsakh residents under blockade, forgetting about 3 million citizens of Armenia. According to him, we need to think about the latter, and correctly prioritize in the face of regional challenges. This statement caused a wave of criticism both in Armenia and in Artsakh.