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"Daredevils of Sasoun" addresses Diaspora and world community asking condemnation for "unlawful" detention of Alek Yenigomshyan

HRH Yerevan condemns police activities against peaceful civilians, while public organizations demand extraordinary session of parliament

Sources in 102nd Russian military base in Armenia say contract officer disappears from base

Journalist Levon Barseghyan: "Freedom has its Price and I have always paid that Price!"

Oppositionist Alek Yenigomshyan detained on suspicion of supporting "Daredevils of Sasoun"

Health Ministry of Armenia says 14 citizens injured in recent developments in Yerevan still in hospital

Armenian Ombudsperson's Office representatives visit detained citizens

Azerbaijan targets positions in Talish village with grenade launchers

President of Journalists Club "Asbarez" Levon Barseghyan detained

Police of Armenia say almost of detained citizens set free

National Security Service of Armenia leaves open possibility of using force against "Daredevils of Sasoun"

Armenia's Police alarmed over bomb in Zvartnots International Airport

One of medical workers of Ambulance service released from seized building

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Leaders of "Founding Parliament" decide to hold protests on Liberty Square

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National Assembly of Armenia has not discussed demand to meet with delegation of parliamentarians laid down by "Daredevils of Sasoun"

US Embassy to Armenia calls for immediate release of medical personnel from seized building

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Armenian Healthcare Ministry considers impossible fulfillment of armed group's demand on exchange of medical workers who were taken hostages

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Economy Ministry of Armenia sees no reasons why Single European Sky is still close for Armenia

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Medical community of Armenia condemns "Daredevils of Sasoun" for taking 4 medical workers hostage

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Armenian human rights defender verifying reports on mass detention of citizens

Armenian human rights defender verifying reports on mass detention of citizens

Two wounded members of armed group "Daredevils of Sasoun" sent to prison hospital

U.S. Embassy in Armenia once again issues a security message for U.S. citizens in Armenia urging them to avoid daily demonstrations

Azerbaijan's drones circling above Karabakh-Azerbaijani Line of Contact

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Police reinforce its positions at Khoreatsi Street

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Armenian NSS warns that it has to take stricter actions for preventing new crimes by Daredevils of Sasoun

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Ombudsman presented his position and proposals related to events in Erebuni

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Sergey Lavrov: If Association Agreements with the EU affect the free trade zone (FTZ) of the Commonwealth, Moscow will take protective measures

  • by Marianna Mkrtchyan

  • Thursday, June 26, 18:43

 Russia is ready to hold consultations over association between the CIS members and the European Union, but if such agreements affect the free trade zone (FTZ) of the Commonwealth, Moscow will take protective measures, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Interfax-Russia reports.

Russia is ready to hold consultations over association between the CIS members and the European Union, but if such agreements affect the free trade zone (FTZ) of the Commonwealth, Moscow will take protective measures, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. "They proposed a July date, we are ready (for consultations) in any format," Lavrov said.

He added: "But the most important thing: when the agreements take effect which our partners in the CIS free trade zone are going to sign with the EU, and we realize that this is having an adverse effect on the functioning of the CIS FTZ, an adverse effect on the conditions under which we joined the WTO (World Trade Organization), we will, of course, take protective measures in full compliance with the WTO rules." For the past six months Russia has been calling for consultations, but nothing major happened, he said, Interfax reports.

"Our main goal is: we want not to react but understand what consequences there will be for our trade," Lavrov said.
The minister added that preliminary contacts over the association issue, which were held previously, "were at the level of 'we-better-sort-this-out' talk, not a concrete business-like working process."

Earlier European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said that the EU, Russia and the three post- Soviet countries, which are due to sign EU association agreements, are due to start trilateral consultations on July 11.

He said he spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 13 and confirmed his proposal to start consultations over the implementation of these agreements (with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova).Barroso said they both agreed on the trilateral consultations, adding that he also spoke to President Petr Poroshenko before phoning to Putin.

The consultations are scheduled to take place in Brussels on July 11 and will be held at the ministerial level. The EC will be represented by its Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, Barroso said.

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