Politician: Pashinyan either tacitly agrees with Aliyev or lacks understanding of the situation

12.01.2021, Yerevan.

The Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan either tacitly agrees with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev or lacks understanding of what is taking place, the Secretary of the Prosperous Armenia opposition party Arman Abovyan said on January 12 commenting the trilateral meeting in Moscow, Sputnik Armenia reports.

Abovyan noted that Russia is virtually Armenia’s only partner, and it actually works as a mediator.

“This again confirms that Russia has always been and will remain our main partner. However, Russia is a mediator here. The main talks are between Pashinyan and Aliyev,” he stressed.

The member of the opposition party also said that the statement signed in Moscow looks like a document of an economic summit or meeting, because it says nothing about POWs, the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, and the restoration of territorial integrity of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

“It looks like Pashinyan either lacks control of the situation or understanding of what is happening, or he tacitly agrees with Aliyev. There is no other explanation,” Abovyan said.

He also expressed doubt that the trilateral statement can be implemented as the issues that are the most sensitive for Armenia remain unattended.

Trilateral talks between the leaders of Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan took place in Moscow on January 11. The talks’ outcome was a joint statement about unblocking the road and railway traffic in the region. According to a proposal made by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, a trilateral working group will be established to implement the unblocking of all the economic transportation traffic.

In the morning of January 11, Pashinyan’s opponents made an attempt to block the road to the Zvarnots airport to prevent the prime minister from flying to Moscow. The initiators of the action feared that the leader of the government would sign in Moscow some documents surrendering a number of Armenian territories to Azerbaijan in order to legitimize the results of the hasty demarcation made after the end of hostilities.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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