Armenia's stance on the UN Resolution on Ukraine shows how rapidly the country is losing its sovereignty, says Pre-Parliament public interest group in a statement.
The authors of the statement, particularly, say that the authorities try to retain power and do favors to Russia at the expense of the national and state interests. "In such situation, a power change is the task number one for the pro-Armenian forces in this domestic political fight. We do not want to sacrifice sovereignty of Armenia and Artsakh to gratify the authorities," the Pre-Parliament says.
"Pre-Parliament believes that the principle of the people's right to self-determination is more and more widely applied in the country, which, however, leads to crises and revision of borders, like it happened in Ukraine. The Armenian parties should learn lesion from what has happened in Ukraine not to repeat their mistakes. Armenia must apply a comprehensive policy in such complicated geopolitical situation," the authors of the statement say.
On 27 March Armenia, just like Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, North Korea, Nicaragua, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe voted against the UN General Assembly's resolution calling Crimea's vote illegal. As many as 100 countries supported the document, 58 countries abstained from voting. A day before Armenia said that it would also abstain.
Explanatory note of Armenia's Representative to UN Garen Nazarian: Armenia has consistently and over years taken a principled position on the promotion of democracy, freedoms and rights, including and in particular the equal rights and self-determination of peoples as universal values and principles, embraced by this Assembly, based on the UN Charter.