Russia hopes for peaceful resolution of the situation in Armenia

Chairwoman of the Russian Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko hopes the situation in Armenia will be resolved peacefully.

“We are closely following the developments and hope that the issue will be solved in a peaceful way through negotiations between the authorities and the protesters,” Matvienko told reporters today.

She voiced hope that the “Armenian authorities will handle the situation, which is an internal affair of Armenia.”

The Speaker stressed that Armenia is a friendly country of Russia, a member of the Eurasian Economic Union and “Russia cannot stay indifferent to the developments in Armenia.”