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Paris ceremony in Missak Manouchian`s honor accompanied by  anti-Russian demarches not to add allies - Vahe Hovhannisyan

Paris ceremony in Missak Manouchian`s honor accompanied by  anti-Russian demarches not to add allies - Vahe Hovhannisyan

ArmInfo. Armenia without allies, surrounded by touched sympathizers, Vahe Hovhannisyan, expert  of the "Alternative Projects" group, wrote as he commented on the participation of the Prime Minister of Armenia in the solemn ceremony of reburial of the remains of the national hero of France Missak Manouchian. 

"We as a whole nation are proud of Missak Manouchian, who was shot 80  years ago during World War II (and we are doing the right thing), but  we do not know the names of about 250 of our fallen guys who  heroically fought in Artsakh 6 months ago, on September 19-20. Our  guys, who stood in front of the Azerbaijani army, knowing full well  that they were going to be shot. They knew that they were alone and  would die, because today's state of Armenia does not fully perceive  our Motherland, and today's Armenia has no allies. Not only do we not  know these guys by name: at the state level, but we don't remember  about them, we don't realize what they did, their last heroic battle  for Artsakh, we don't remember about their children, their families,  their beloved ones," he wrote. 

According to him, people in Armenia are proud that Manouchian is an  Armenian, and the French honor him.

"However, after our 44-day war, the funeral of 5 thousand dead, DNA  identification of remains, the search for missing people were  accompanied by noisy and cheerful restaurants in Yerevan, including  from high- ranking government officials. A week ago we lost 4 of our  defenders, and Few people remember this today.

"We are proud of the Armenian hero of the French resistance, and  rightfully so, but we are "heroically" losing Artsakh, as if nothing  serious had happened. We are talking about the sublime and honest  idea of resistance, but after the loss of Artsakh, at least one  person from the government did not resign, showing individual  resistance, and a week after the loss of Artsakh there was a quiet,  peaceful meeting in the Armenian parliament, the logical continuation  of which was the discussion of the issue about a partner and  virginity. This is the quality of our state thinking," the expert  noted.

At the same time, he wondered, so what does Armenia have today -  allies or sympathizers? According to him, instead of allies, Armenia  has sympathizers. "Honoring Manouchian in Paris was accompanied by a  new wave of anti-Russian demarches and inappropriate formulations  that will not add allies, but will definitely add enemies. With our  own hands we are increasing the number of so-called "bulls" that  Nikol Pashinyan spoke about. We are turning a potential ally Russia  into an enemy. From a potential ally of France, we are moving towards  a sympathetic France. From a potential ally, Iran, we are moving  towards a new enemy, or at least an observer.

We will make mistakes until we get an unfriendly country from Georgia  as a new little "bull" from the outside," Hovhannisyan is sure.

The expert believes that only Armenia's Nikol can officially welcome  the regional "3+2" format, but place emphasis on European observers,  which are opposed by the same states in the region.

"He added that Armenia needs an ally, not a sympathizer. "Acquiring  and keeping an ally requires intelligence, strategic thinking and  work, and to gain sympathizers you need endless reasons for sympathy  and emotional actions. Nations that do not have state thinking always  overtake disasters, always give rise to adventurous governments and  elites that lack state thinking. This is vicious, a catastrophic  period from which we have little time left," Hovhannisyan concluded.

French President Emmanuel Macron, on February 21, during his speech  in Paris, drew parallels between Missak Manouchian's fight against  Nazism and what is happening today around Ukraine. In this vein, the  French president pointed out the importance of Armenia's ratification  of the Rome Statute.  

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