NATO is augmenting its potential only in Eastern Partnership countries - its members. Georgia is not an Alliance member yet, it is still a candidate-country. Therefore, I believe, we will gladly accept the U.S. offer to host their military objects and forces, Ghia Nodia, the chairman of Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, told ArmInfo.
Special Investigation Service of Armenia has initiated a criminal case over the Police use of force to disperse the protests on June 23.
Nationalization of the Electric Networks of Armenia is inadmissible, as it will halt investments reduce donations to Armenia. Vahagn Khachatryan, a member of the oppositional Armenian National Congress, economist, former mayor of Yerevan, told a news conference on July 3.
A new political phenomenon is observed in Armenia - the youth that has launched large-scale protests in the city center. The authorities will face serious problems unless they reckon with that youth, says Ambassador Arman Navasardyan. According to him, with the rapidly developing geopolitical processes in the world, new actors, mainly transnational organizations, NGOs and Mass Media "have come into the arena."
Stratfor private investigative-analytical company has published an article entitled "How Armenia's Protests Could Threaten Stability" after the Armenian government's decision to increase the electricity price sparked nation-wide protests in country.
ArmInfo’s interview with Andrey Areshev, the expert at the Center for Central Asian and Caucasus Studies of the Institute for Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Members of the Founding Parliament (FP) movement are suffering political persecutions over mass public unrest of April 24, the FP said in a statement.
Government of Armenia is taking measures to establish a dialogue with the people protesting against electricity price hikes, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian told a news conference on the heels of the Eastern Partnership Informal Ministerial in Minsk.
Deputy of National Assembly of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan is to abstain during the voting on the Armenian-Russian agreement on the 200-mln-USD-loan.
No single penny from the Russian 200-mln-USD-loan will be channeled for energy price hike compensation, Ara Nazaryan, the deputy minister of Defence of Armenia, said during the July 2 meeting held at National Assembly.
Republican Party deputy, General Manvel Grigoryan does believe that those who are responsible for the fraud at "Electric Networks of Armenia" CJSC should be punished.
Given the situation in Baghramyan Ave, the Armenian police have decided to withdraw the vehicles, including water cannons, from the venue.
Within the Russian 200-mln-USD soft loan Armenia is to be procured to "Iskander M" missile complexes that are considered one of the best models of Russian developments and show quite high technical characteristics, informs "Zhamank" newspaper with a reference to a source close to the Republican Party of Armenia.
The parliament press-office has published the statement: "It is already about ten days thousands of young citizens have taken protest actions against electricity price hike in the centre of the capital. Protest actions also took place in other places of the republic. Notwithstanding management complexities the assemblies of "No To Plunder" initiative are peaceful and law-abiding by now.
Zaruhi Postanjyan, an MP from the Heritage Party, is sure that the latest statement that Valery Permyakov's case was transferred to the Armenian law-enforcement was a bluff that pursued a goal to overshadow the protests in Baghramyan Avenue.
Presidents of Russia and Armenia, Vladimir Putin and Serzh Sargsyan have not discussed the electricity price, as it is an internal affair, RIA Novosti reports Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov as saying.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is trying to conceal the true intentions by means of a word-play, the Armenian National Congress (ANC) says in a statement.
The Armenian police have no intention "to break" the youth in Baghramyan Ave, Armenian Police Chief Vladimir Gasparyan said in Baghramyan Ave on June 30.
Director of the Armenian Institute for International Security Stepan Safaryan says Azerbaijan may take advantage of the situation in Armenia and start escalating tensions on the line of contact of the Artsakh and Azerbaijani armed forces.
The Investigation Committee of Armenia has disseminated a statement wherein it informs that a criminal case has been filed over property damage to Sanitek LLC Office in Armenia.
Director of the Armenian Institute for International Security Stepan Safaryan is sure it is not in favor of the authorities to use force against the protesters on Baghramyan Ave, as it may trigger even higher discontent and criticism of the international organizations.
French Ambassador to Armenia Jean- Francois Charpentier has commented on the protests in Yerevan against the electricity price hike. "We are closely following the developments," the Ambassador said calling it normal that people make their demands. It fits into the logic of democratic processes, the diplomat told reporters on June 29.
Head of Armenia's Road Police Artak Haroutiunyan has resigned on his own will, the Police press-office told ArmInfo. Haroutiunyan has received a reserve status.
Leader of Heritage Party Raffi Hovannisian calls on the authorities of Armenia not to use force against the protesters on Baghramyan Avenue not to aggravate the crisis even more.
Some forces in Bagharamyan Ave are not protesting against electricity price hikes, they are seeking destabilization of the situation and sabotage.
U.S. Embassy to Armenia has come out with a brief statement wherein it urged "the parties" i.e. the authorities and the protesters on Baghramyan Avenue for restraint, peace and commitment to democratic principles.
ArmInfo's sources in power circles have informed that relevant bodies are to declare of energy rate hike decision revocation within an hour.
“Armenia cannot do without Russia,” a popular belief that got stuck in the heads of Russian politicians appears to have become ineffective now. Whether it is good or bad, the protest actions in Armenia have become a good reason for it and have seriously frightened those who are “stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion” as Michel de Montaigne, French Philosopher, wrote.
The opening of the new Russian Trade Representation Office in Yerevan matters both for the Russian business, as well as for the Armenian-Russian relations, Maksim Sokolov, the minister of Transport of Russia, said during the opening ceremony of the office oin June 26.
INTER RAO OJSC, the parent company of the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) CJSC, could take a stricter control of its Armenian subsidiary, Sergey Markedonov, a Russian political analyst, told ArmInfo.
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan must realize the gravity of the situation and take a decision, Lyudmila Sargsyan, deputy from "Armenian National Congress" opposition party, said during the June 25 press conference. Sargsyan believes that Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan's statements on the fact that energy price hikes are reasoned should be considered as a preliminary estimation. However, she says, this estimation can be changed if the situation escalates.
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