Russia accuses West of trying to divide Moscow and Yerevan

Russia accuses West of trying to divide Moscow and Yerevan

PanARMENIAN.Net - The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, has commented on processes taking place around Armenia and the Armenian-Azerbaijani normalization.

"We can't but be concerned about the alarming trends that are gaining momentum in the Transcaucasus, where the West is clearly trying to transfer the confrontational schemes worked out in Ukraine," Zakharova said Monday, October 24.

"We see what unprecedented external pressure brotherly Armenia is subjected to. In an effort to damage the centuries-old ties between our countries and peoples, steps are being taken to discredit Russia's policy in the region. Numerous foundations, NGOs and the media, acting at the behest of Washington and Brussels, are redoubling their efforts to plant anti-Russian sentiments in society."

She expressed confidence that attempts by external forces to emboil Moscow and Yerevan will not be successful.

"We are determined to strengthen the strategic alliance and multifaceted cooperation with Armenia, which will allow us to jointly overcome the current challenges," the diplomat said.

"We are developing a dialogue along the military-political and military-technical lines. Trade is growing at a record pace. Serious projects are being implemented and developed in the transport and logistics, infrastructure, mining, and high-tech sectors. Dozens of large Russian companies are ready to continue investing in the Armenian economy. We are successfully solving the tasks of strengthening the energy and food security of the republic."

The last time a meeting between the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan took place at the initiative of the West was on October 6. During the meeting, the countries confirmed to their commitment o the Charter of the United Nations and the Alma Ata 1991 Declaration through which both recognize each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

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