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 David Stepanyan
I strongly advise all mass media to stop slating Sport and Youth Minister Yuri Vardanyan for the faults of his son and to give him support at this hard time in his life, President of the Football Federation of Armenia Ruben Hayrapetyan told journalists on Wednesday.
"Of course, you are free to criticize whoever you like, but my opinion is that Yuri Vardanyan is a living legend, a person who is doing his best to revive our sports, and we must try to support rather than hinder him. As far as I know, he himself is tired of his sons' tricks. I wish nobody faces such things in life," Hayrapetyan said.
To remind, the son of Yuri Vardanyan (Olympic champion in weightlifting, currently Armenia's Sport and Youth Minister) David Vardanyan has been detained on the Armenian-Iranian border on suspicion of drug smuggling.