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Eduard Sharmazanov: Robert Kocharyan said nothing new

  • by Ashot Safaryan

  • Saturday, August 30, 20:32

There were no new highlights in Robert Kocharyan's last interview, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament, Spokesperson of the ruling Republican Party Eduard Sharmazanov told reporters when commenting on the second president's latest interview to the Noyan Tapan newspaper. 

"I am familiar with that interview, and I think there was nothing new in it. Consequently, there is nothing to comment on," Sharmazanov said.

Asked if he shares the views of the ex-president, Sharmazanov said he has repeatedly mentioned that he shares the position of his party only.

To recall, in the given interview, Robert Kocharyan said there are neither internal nor external reasons for optimistic assessments so far. "In addition, new global threats have emerged, and their effects are yet to be assessed.  How will the West's sanctions against Russia affect the global economy, Russia's economy? Will they increase sanctions? It is not clear so far how much Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union will affect the country's regional economy [commodity turnover with Iran and Georgia]. And finally, is the single customs area technologically possible amid the West's sanctions against Russia. There are either no answers to these questions, or there are just suppositions. This means that we have entered a phase of negative anticipations," the politician said. 

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