Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by Marianna Mkrtchyan
"Russia is interested in Ukraine and other CIS countries' joining the Customs Union, but they are sovereign countries and make independent decisions. Russia does not exert pressure on them," Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said at the PACE session.
According to APA, he said that Russia provides comparative information on the benefits of joining the Customs Union and signing an association agreement with the European Union only to its partners: "It is their own choice", he said.
To recall, on September 3 Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan announced Armenia's decision to join the Customs Union and contribute to the formation of the Eurasian economic union. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his willingness to contribute to Armenia's accession to the Customs Union in every possible way.