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
Armenia's decision to join the Customs Union was made from the USA's sanction, a member of the "Karabakh" committee, former adviser of the first president of Armenia, Ashot Manucharyan, said at today's press-conference.
"The European Union and Europe are two different ideas. The European Union is nothing but a structure through which the USA exercise control over Europe, and if Armenia signed an agreement with the EU, it would be forced to reconstruct the power structure in the country driving it towards the American system, which is not yet beneficial to the USA and which we may avoid in case of joining the Customs Union", - he said. He also added that such a decision was a surprise for the authorities of Armenia, as in fact the active negotiations with the EU for three years were ignored. The expert said that the decision to join the Customs Union was adopted under Russia's strong pressure. The Customs Union seems to be an economic union, but actually, it is a geo-political one, which distributes the influence spheres at the world arena.
"This decision will become the beginning of the new war between the USA and Russia, but not its ending", - Manucharyan concluded.