Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
A number of protest actions were held in front of the Hungarian Consulate in Armenia under the slogans "Corrupt Hungary!", "Shame on Hungary!" following extradition of Ramil Safarov by the Hungarian authorities. Safarov killed Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan in Hungary.
The protesters burnt Hungary's flag and threw eggs at the Consulate building. They called on everyone to give alms to Hungary. The activists stuck anti-Hungarian and anti-Azerbaijani leaflets on the building.
An activist Artash Khudiyan says the corrupt policy of the Hungarian authorities is inadmissible for a country considering itself a civilized European country.
"Should need arise, the Armenian people will raise funds to settle the Armenian issue," he said.
While undergoing instruction at NATO's courses in Budapest in 2004, senior lieutenant Safarov killed Armenian army serviceman Gurgen Markarian, who, he claimed, had insulted the Azerbaijani flag. In April 2006 a court in Budapest sentenced Safarov to the life imprisonment. On Friday he was extradited to Baku, where he was pardoned and set free.