Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
Armenia must demand explanations from President Putin regarding the sale of Russian arms to Azerbaijan, the leader of Free Democrats Party Khachatur Kokobelyan told ArmInfo on Monday.
"When a Russian commander said that the Collective Security forces might interfere in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Azeris reacted immediately. As a result, the Russians hurried to explain that it was just a mistake. Our case is much more serious, but our authorities are still silent," Kokobelyan said.
Regarding the ongoing protests against President Putin's visit to Armenia, he said that the protesters have a constitutional right to protest.
"We do not object to partnership but we are against the suzerain-vassal relationship. Today Armenia has become an instrument in Russia's hands. What we want is just equal relations," Kokobelyan said.