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Marianna Mkrtchyan

Russian foreign ministry rep on USA, EU double standards in assessing  protests in Armenia, Georgia  

Russian foreign ministry rep on USA, EU double standards in assessing  protests in Armenia, Georgia  

ArmInfo.The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova refused to assess the protests in Armenia and Georgia.

Thus, on May 15, during a briefing, when asked to comment on the  protests taking place in Armenia and Georgia and the reaction of the  EU and the United States to them, Zakharova recalled that Moscow has  always taken the position of not assessing internal political  processes in a particular country.

"We have always said that internal political life in a particular  country is still an internal matter of a sovereign state," Zakharova  said.

At the same time, she stated that the Western reaction to these  protests is surprising in its stability.

"This is another example of double standards. Representatives of the  US and EU every day attack the Georgian authorities for allegedly  cruel treatment of demonstrators, and they do it in different ways,"  Zakharova noted, adding that this is being done in every way - an  attempt to intimidate and intimidate Georgian authorities.

"What do we see in the context of Armenia? The deafening silence of  the West against the backdrop of mass arrests of demonstrators in  Armenia. Brute force is also used there. It's as if the West was  turned off from this agenda. They turned on only one note, and  everything else seems to not be happening ", noted the Russian  diplomat.

According to her, Moscow sees that the Western media, as if on  command, are doing their best to promote demonstrations in Georgia,  presenting their participants as heroes, whitewashing even their  illegal actions.

"As for the protests of many thousands in Armenia? The Western  mainstream seems to be glossing over them, pretending that nothing is  happening there, or presenting these events as not reflecting the  will of the Armenian people and allegedly orchestrated from outside,"  Zakharova noted.

She called this presentation amazing, which does not meet any  standards. In this vein, the diplomat once again recalled the  condemning statements of representatives of the State Department and  the EU regarding the protests in Georgia, and the silence regarding  the events in Armenia.

Protests in Armenia have been taking place since April 19 of this  year. Citizens oppose unilateral concessions by the Armenian  authorities in the process of normalizing relations with Azerbaijan.  The Armenian authorities are using brute, disproportionate force  against peaceful protesters. There are casualties among both  civilians and journalists. Western countries do not comment in any  way on the actions of Armenian law enforcement officers against  demonstrators.  

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