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The Office of Robert Kocharyan, the second president of Armenia, has made a statement in response to oligarch, President of the Football Federation of Armenia Rouben Hayrapetyan's interview with Nouvelles d'Armenie.
To recall, in his interview with Nouvelles d'Armenie, Hayrapetyan blamed Robert Kocharyan and Levon Ter-Petrosyan for trying to destroy the country. Actually, Hayrapetyan accused the Prosperous Armenia Party of organizing the protest actions concerning the death of medical officer Vahe Avetyan. He called the Vahe Avetyan Movement activists Garegin Chugaszyan and Hranush Kharatyan puppies of Robert Kocharyan. "What should they do? They should weaken, defame the people devoted to Serzh Sargsyan for the Prosperous Armenia Party and Robert Kocharyan to come to power", he said.
Kocharyan's Spokesperson Viktor Soghomonyan expresses his amazement at "such a big quantity of absurdities in one interview".
"It seemed that over the past 3-4 days Hayrapetyan himself should have given the necessary explanations or he should have been brought to his senses. Unfortunately, this failed to happen. As a result, only the fellow party members of Hayrapetyan and lazy people do not "scold" him. Just fancy! As an MP, Hayrapetyan did not utter a single word in the Parliament over the past 10 years. And all of a sudden, he has uttered such a torrent of "thoughts" with obvious political and conspiratorial background. As regards puppies, Robert Kocharyan has only one dog - a Golden Retriever - Simba by name. The key
peculiarity of this dog is that it never barks if there is nothing to bark at", Soghomonyan said.