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Expert: Israel's policy on Armenian Genocide will not change

Armenian policeman accused of robbing houses of Iranians living in Yerevan

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Political expert: 2015 will see no breakthrough in Nagorno-Karabakh peace process

Armenian expert: Permyakov case will be used as pretext for planned withdrawal of 102nd Russian military base from Armenia

Expert: Growing tension in the Karabakh conflict zone bears no relation to upcoming centennial of the Armenian Genocide

France-Artsakh Friendship Circle supports OSCE Minsk Group's charges against Azerbaijan

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One more concert on sidelines of Edgar Oganesyan-Fest in Yerevan

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President of Turkey calls for opening archives and submitting Genocide issue to historians

The Pan-Armenian Declaration On The 100th Anniversary Of The Armenian Genocide Promulgated

New appointments at VTB Bank (Armenia)

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Well-known actor Vardan Petrosyan sentenced to 5 years in jail

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Azeri raiders convicted in Artsakh apply to Court of Appeal

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Francois Hollande calls on Turkey to dispel stereotypes and recognize Genocide of Armenians

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Armenian delegation to PACE voices issue of Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey

Small HPPs constructed on rivers to get green passports

Verdict on "Perincek vs. Switzerland" case will be announced within 6-8 months

Official Stepanakert thinks extradition of Dilham Askerov may not be debated

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs voice their concern over growing tensions in Karabakh conflict zone

Eduard Sharmazanov: "OSCE MG's latest statement was unprecedented, as the mediators took Baku down a peg for the first time ever "

President of Armenia: "Artsakh's right to live in freedom is undisputable"

Artsvik Minasyan: Any integration is senseless for unreformed economy of Armenia

Armenia's Energy Ministry plans to sell part of Nairit Plant's assets

Armenian Defense Minister: Transfer of Valery Permyakov to Armenian law-enforcers was not discussed at the meeting with Arkady Bakhin

Expert: Armenian law-enforcers are not involved in Permyakov case investigation to full extent

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Ukrainian Ambassador: Kyev ready to mend ties with Yerevan

  • by Ashot Safaryan

  • Friday, June 6, 17:17

 "Relations between Ukraine and Armenia have always been, are and will be good," Ukraine's Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Kukhta told RFE/RL's Armenian service (Azatutyun.am). The ambassador was recalled some 2.5 month ago, when the Armenian authorities supported Russia's stance on Crimea, and has returned to Yerevan quite lately.  The ambassador recalled that the commodity turnover between the two countries in 2013 amounted ot nearly 230 million dollars, with 197 mln dollars being Ukraine's export to Armenia.  

"After two-month consultations [in Kiev] I want to point out that Armenia was one of the first countries to recognize the May 25 presidential election in Ukraine. President Sarkisian congratulated Ukraine's President-elect Poroshenko, thereby indicating that Armenia recognizes the election result." Armenia's leaders have been invited to attend the inauguration of Ukraine's newly elected President Petro Poroshenko in what a senior Ukrainian diplomat portrayed on Thursday as proof of Kiev's readiness to repair relations with Yerevan.  Ivan Kukhta, indicated that President Serzh Sarkisian's decision to recognize Poroshenko's victory in the May 25 presidential election paved the way for the normalization of bilateral ties. He said Sarkisian's move was the main reason why he returned to Yerevan more than two months after being recalled by the Ukrainian government in protest against a positive Armenian reaction to an internationally condemned referendum in Crimea.

"Relations between Ukraine and Armenia have always been, are and will be good," Kukhta told RFE/RL's Armenian service (Azatutyun.am). "After two-month consultations [in Kiev] I want to point out that Armenia was one of the first countries to recognize the May 25 presidential election in Ukraine.  President Sarkisian congratulated Ukraine's President-elect Poroshenko, thereby indicating that Armenia recognizes the election result."

"This was a very friendly diplomatic step," stressed the ambassador.  Kukhta said that he met with Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian on his return to Yerevan on Sunday and that they both reaffirmed their governments' commitment to deepening bilateral ties. In that regard, he said, the Ukrainian government has invited Armenian leaders to attend Poroshenko's inauguration slated for Saturday.  "To my knowledge, the Armenian side is ready to send a representative," added the diplomat.  The Armenian president angered the interim government in Kiev in March when he welcomed the referendum in Crimea that led to the Ukrainian region's annexation by Russia. Armenia went on to vote against a pro-Ukrainian resolution on Crimea that was overwhelmingly adopted by the UN General Assembly.

"Armenia explained its position in this way: the principle of peoples' self-determination is its main foreign policy tenet and Yerevan was therefore guided by that principle," said Kukhta. "Armenia said it gas nothing against Ukraine and is simply in favor of peoples' self-determination."

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