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 Wednesday, September 27 2023 15:11
Margarita Mkrtchyan

Zakharova urges not to pay attention to those who make extremist  statements question Russian-Armenian relations

Zakharova urges not to pay attention to those who make extremist  statements question Russian-Armenian relations

ArmInfo. "Contacts between the two sides continue. You should not pay attention to those who  make extremist statements of various kinds, who question the  relations between Russia and Armenia. All of this is temporary." This  was stated on September 27 during a weekly briefing by  official  representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in  response to the question whether there are chances to restore  relations between Yerevan and Moscow after a portion of mutual  accusations and recriminations.

She added that Moscow has already seen all this by the example of  other states. "We understand who is behind this and who is inciting  such sentiments. Believe me, the people of Armenia have gone through  many challenges, experienced tragedies that probably have not  befallen any other people. And they know who is an enemy, who is a  friend: The people of Armenia know that help has always come from  Russia in various formats. And the Armenian people know and remember  this, despite the fact that colossal resources are now being devoted  to information processing of the media space within Armenia," she  said.  In this vein, Zakharova noted that 2,000 people are employees  of the US Embassy in Armenia, who are engaged in exactly this,  processing the information space of the Republic of Armenia.

"We all see this, everyone sees this, and this too shall pass. I  really wish that all this will pass with minimal consequences,  although we see that where the American foot passes or what the  American hand touches, unfortunately, it is subject to deepest  crises. We are now seeing this in the region, because over the past  year it was the Western world, it was Washington, Brussels, Paris  that declared themselves as new mediators and new guarantors. You see  what all this has led to," the representative of the Russian Foreign  Ministry added.

In conclusion, she noted that Russia continues to fulfill its  mission. "Our peacekeepers are in the region, this is the best  confirmation of our intentions and real true attitude. We have always  treated our allied relations with Armenia with care, we have never  been and will not be the initiators of their aggravation," Zakharova  summed up.

On September 24, RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sharply criticized  Russia's actions in the region, accusing Russian peacekeepers in  Artsakh of an inadequate response to the ongoing Azerbaijani  aggression. He was also supported by the Speaker of the RA Parliament  Alen Simonyan. In response, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a  statement, noting that Pashinyan is trying to shift responsibility  for what is happening now in the region to Moscow, meanwhile, it was  his decisions in Prague and Brussels that predetermined the future of  Nagorno-Karabakh. 

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