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Expert: Armenia must be more plain-speaking with Russia

  • by Nana Martirosyan

  • Monday, June 2, 19:36

Armenia must beware of Russia's contacts with Turkey as this may result in some anti-Armenian actions, Turkologist Artak Shakaryan told journalists on Monday.

He believes that despite their improving relations, Russia and Turkey perfectly know that they are eternal rivals in this region. "We must take care lest their ties might transform into anti-Armenian actions," Shakaryan said, implying possible change of Russia's attitudes towards the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.

He quoted a Russian minister as telling Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan that strategic partners must be plain-speaking with each other. "A strategic partner is a player who may object to his partner's step and suggest a mutually acceptable solution. So, Armenia must be more plain-speaking with Russia," Shakaryan said.

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