UNION OF ARMENIANS OF RUSSIA EXPRESSES ITS VIEWPOINT CONCERNING ARMENIAN-TURKISH PROTOCOLS
ArmInfo. Union of Armenians of Russia (UAR) attentively watched the
whole course of discussions related to the Armenian-Turkish Protocols,
however, it considered inexpedient to express its viewpoint on this
issue until holding of the announced meeting of Armenia’s president
Serzh Sargsyan with the Armenian public of Russia.
As UAR press service reported, during S. Sargsyan’s pan-Armenian
tour, he met with representatives of the Armenian Diaspora of
Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova on October 7 in Rostov-on-Don
for discussion of the issues related to normalization of the
During the meeting, S. Sargsyan told the attendees about his vision
of importance of the documents, prepared for signing, and about
the course of his tour and the meetings with representatives of the
Armenian public in Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Beirut. According
to President of the Union of Armenians of Russia Ara Abrahamyan, the
majority of UAR members support the strategic course of the Armenian
authorities aimed at normalization of relations with the neighbouring
Turkey without preconditions.
Along with it, he emphasized that many are seriously concerned about
some points of the Protocols’ texts. In view of this, it was offered to
be first limited to adoption of the documents establishing diplomatic
relations, and then to fix the position on other issues after their
thorough expert study.
Union of Armenians of Russia keeps on watching the further development
of events on this matter.