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 Ashot Safaryan
After the decision adopted by the Armenian authorities to join the Customs Union, the relations between Armenia and Russia passed from the vassal-overlord level to entire occupation of the country, an expert of the Centre for Political and International Studies, Ruben Mahrabyan, said at today's press-conference.
"All the neighbors of Armenia have close relations with the West. Turkey is NATO member, Georgia is going to initial DCTFA agreement with the EU, Azerbaijan's relations with the EU are improving, Iran is also positively tuned to dialogue. And in this case Armenia rows against the flood, which does not meet its interests", - he said and added the neighboring states may watch Armenia as a problem for development of the region.
The expert said that at present Armenia is under the Russian and western pressure. This damages the image of the country at the world arena. "Armenia must not abandon its benefits because of Russia. However, the current political forces cannot understand that", - he said.