“FUTURE OF ARMENIA DEPENDS ON RUSSIA” (VIDEO)
11:01 | June 24,2014 | Politics
The date of membership of Armenia in the Eurasian Economic Union will
be decided by Russia. Serzh Sargsyan’s mentioned date on May 29 was
just a suggestion, Armenian politicians are sure.
According to Ruben Mehrabyan, “Armenia has been willingly deprived
of its power since September 3 leaving it all to Russia.”
“Russia decides for 100 percent, they are just busy with Ukraine, it
seems that they have become weaker, but it isn’t right, international
sanctions make them maneuver and solve the problem in a civil way,”-
adds Levon Shirinyan.
Russia is very busy with other issues and Armenia has to wait the
membership in the EEU and it is still unknown under what conditions.
Management specialist Harutyun Mesrobyan continues claiming that there
are three problems, which Armenia can’t avoid independent what union
it will join:
1. Armenia has no general border with any union
2. Armenia has Artsakh issue
3. Taking into consideration that every union includes supranational
bodies, there is possibility of loss of sovereignty. And question
arises, whether the expected loss and membership losses are consistent
with the priorities, which we expect.
As no question has clear answer, Armenia must depend on the wishes
of Russia, the most dangerous of which is pleasing Azerbaijan. Ruben
Mehrabyan notes, “Armenian’s interests are minor for Russia, which
it will use for pleasing Azerbaijan.”
Politicians consider that it isn’t likely that Azerbaijan joins
the EEU: for the simple reason, as that country has no such desire,
as there are obstacles.
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