Kocharyan, Karasin Meet In Yerevan


March 19, 2008

YEREVAN, March 19. /ARKA/. Armenian President Robert Kocharyan
and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin met to discuss
Armenian-Russian relations on March 18.

The sides expressed their content with the increasingly developing
multi-sided cooperation between the two countries. Kocharyan and
Karasin also discussed the post-election developments and the current
situation in Armenia.

>From February 20 to March 1, Armenia’s opposition political forces
led by ex-president Levon Ter-Petrosyan were holding rallies in
Liberty Square in Yerevan protesting against the results of February
19 presidential elections attributing victory to Prime Minister Serge
Sargssyan. Rallies turned into unrest and clashes between the rally
participants and the police.

On March 1, RA President Robert Kocharyan issued a decree imposing
a twenty-day state of emergency in the capital.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS