ArmInfo.The United States and other NATO countries have set as their goal not only to inflict strategic damage on Russia, but also to destabilize our common Eurasian space. 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 of how Moscow assesses the West and NATO games in Armenia.
According to her, Westerners had previously viewed post-Soviet territories as an arena of geopolitical rivalry with Russia. Zakharova added that against the backdrop of developments around Ukraine, "they simply stopped hiding their goals of squeezing Russia out of the South Caucasus." According to her, "for the sake of achieving this manic goal, they are ready for any adventures and sacrifices - be it escalation, adventure, etc."
"We see with what destructive fanaticism the Americans are manipulate Yerevan. USAID Administrator Samantha Power, known for her Russophobia, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Yuri Kim, who recently openly stated at a hearing that they are reorienting countries from Russia to the West, visited the republic. The congressional delegation led by Peters was there. These are only the last days, and only what no one denies, because they are visible," she said.
Zakharova added that according to incoming information, Washington and Brussels are convincing Yerevan to leave the CSTO, speed up cooperation with NATO, reorient military-technical cooperation and sign a peace agreement with Azerbaijan without taking into account the rights and security of the Karabakh Armenians.
The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized that in pursuit of achieving these goals, Westerners forgot about their own values in the field of human rights.
"This is all another pseudo-democracy, turning a blind eye to the harassment, beatings and arrests of demonstrators in Armenia. We have always said that the internal affairs of a state should be decided by the state itself. But if the United States saw one demonstrator in Iran from the podium of the State Department, they should see what is happening in Yerevan. But, no, they are silent. They do not want to see and comment on what is happening with the opposition, which is threatened if the rallies continue. This is no longer double standards, this is a lack of standards. This is an absolute violation of their own democratic values, but essentially interference in the internal affairs of other states," the diplomat concluded.