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 Ashot Safaryan
The Heritage Party strongly condemns the Armenian authorities' campaign against Heritage MP Zaruhi Postanjyan, Heritage Spokesperson Hovsep Khurshudyan says.
According to Khurshudyan, instead of giving diplomacy lessons the authorities should thank Postanjyan for reminding them of their accountability to the society. Khurshudyan says that the hysteria of the authorities and the state-run media around the issue of the casino makes one think that the rumors about the President's taste for gambling games are not so groundless.
"The thing is that the actions forcing numerous citizens of our country to leave Armenia - the rigged elections, large-scale violation of human rights, the decision on Armenia's accession to the Customs Union - are actually the result of a special attitude towards gambling games", says Khurshudyan.
To recall, Armenian opposition MP Zaruhi Postanjyan asked Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan at PACE on Wednesday how he paid the 70mln EUR he recently lost in a casino in Europe. Sargsyan said that he has never been in a casino and does not play gambling games. He added that he is not as lucky as to have 70mln EUR. "If I had such money, I would give part of it to you," he said to Postanjyan.