Zohrab Mnatsakanyan's response to Lavrov's criminal case against Russian companies. "They are not the only ones, there are different operators operating in Armenia"
Today, Aravot.am inquired from Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan about the former wanted officials, who are under the roof of Russia today. Is there any work at the level of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs? If we are dealing with it as a political issue, it is another matter, but it is of a judicial nature and the work is being done in accordance with those platforms.
To the question whether it does not affect the relations between the two countries, the minister answered. "It doesn't affect much." Then the minister added. "Armenian-Russian relations are so large, it does not affect our relations. There are so many questions. There is always the question of whether we have problems. The question itself does not allow for a correct wording. If we pretend, say no, we don't have a problem, but if we don't have a problem, then we don't have a relationship.
But if we have problems to say that this is a crisis, no, we do not have such issues, because our relations are so extensive, the basis is a strategic allied partnership between Armenia and Russia, on the basis of which the whole volume of dialogue is built. , with all the realities of cooperation. That is the basis, and that foundation is not broken in any way. Our government has been very consistent in ensuring that these grounds have been and remain for Armenia-Russia relations. "
To our observation that in any case there is a tension in the Armenian-Russian relations after the revolution, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan answered. "You know what it's like if we talk transparently and openly together, we have issues that we discuss and we openly discuss with our society. We identify issues that are important to us, but to consider it as a problem that makes a wedge or a crisis, I have no reason to speak, because it is the content, the essence of the form of dialogue, the size of the platform, that gives us the opportunity to have a very effective relationship and to insist that it is a good allied relationship. ”
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