Russia’s Zakharova: US, EU prod Yerevan to make peace giving up Karabakh Armenians’ rights


Russia’s Zakharova: US, EU prod Yerevan to make peace giving up Karabakh Armenians’ rights

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova at a briefing on September 27 reproached the United States and the EU with attempts to incline Armenia to sign a peace treaty with Azerbaijan, which does not take into account the rights of the Armenians of Artsakh.


“According to incoming information, Washington and Brussels are convincing the Armenian leadership to withdraw from the CSTO, speed up cooperation with NATO, reorient the military-technical cooperation program and sign a peace treaty with Azerbaijan without taking into account the rights and security of the Karabakh Armenians,” said the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

She also accused the United States of attempts to enlist Yerevan’s sympathies with “destructive fanaticism,” highlighting the recent visit by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power, whom Zakharova called “notoriously russophobic” and of the Deputy Secretary of State Yuri Kim, who, according to her, admitted that “they are engaged in reorienting countries away from alliance or interaction or cooperation with Russia.”

Maria Zakhorova also commented on the recent protests against the government of Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan, focusing on cases of beatings and arrests of demonstrators. “If the United States had taken note of what was happening in Iran, then they should at least have seen what was happening in Yerevan. But the US keeps silent. And this is not even double standards, this is a lack of standards, a violation of one’s own democratic values, and in fact, interference in the affairs of a sovereign state,” concluded the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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