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 Hovhannes Kazaryan
Moscow has reached its goal, and before the Vilnius summit of the "Eastern partnership" it "forced" Armenia to abandon the Association agreement and DCFTA with the EU, secretary of the opposition Heritage party, Stepan Safaryan, said at today's press-conference.
He said that a stalemate situation has been created for Armenia. On the one hand, Armenia "at the instigation" of Russia has found itself beyond the frames of the Association Agreement with the EU, and on the other hand, Moscow is not in a hurry to involve Armenia in the Customs Union.
He said that even top leadership of the country do not strictly understand the prospects of joining the Customs Union. He also added that at present having gained its goal Moscow "makes a big splash" in the matter of Armenia's joining the Customs Union. The disinformation of Russian mass media about the results of the CSTO summit in Minsk is evidence of it, the politician said.
To be impartial, Safaryan said that Armenia's problems are stemming not only from the authorities but the opposition as well. He also confessed that at present not everything of OK within the Heritage party.