Putin and Pashinian (prime minister of Armenia) did not agree on any of the problems they were discussing recently.
To remind you, Pashinian was a leader of Armenian Velvet revolution, we did it in spring 2018.
I guess, Putin hates him: he is a man from the street, man who gathered hundreds of thousands of people, who organized civil disobedience. He is a journalist, who wrote what he thought. He was kept in jail because he was one of the organizers of 2008 protests.
He is someone Putin would afraid locally in Russia, and hates, and neglects.
What Pashinian always mentions, is that the revolution was not ‘colour’, i. e., was not supported by any outside force.
Indeed, that is the case.
However, even after confirming, that Armenia won’t change anything in relations with Russia, Pashinian said he only would like to improve those relationships, make them more efficient (which is logical, if we have no other way, then let’s do this relationship actually work), but it looks like they don’t agree on anything.
The other problem we have, is the former president, Kocharian. He was one of those who organized brutal means against protesters in march 2008, resulted in 10 deaths on the streets of Yerevan.
Kocharian is now under arrest in Armenia.
People close to government say, and this was confirmed by the newspaper, founded by Pashinian years ago, when he was in opposition, that this question was discussed between Putin and Pashinian. In short, Putin said to let him free. And Pashinian was saying, that Armenia now is democratic country, and he does not use administrative resource. He never calls to anyone, and judges should do their work themselves.
They had discussion, and when Putin exhausted all his arguments, he said: “but he (Kocharian) is my friend!”. To which Pashinian replied - “it’s a pity you have such friends.”
So, recently they also met to discuss a lot of things.
Then Pashinian made a live, and tell people about the meeting. Well, it seems they did not agree on anything.
Well, Nikol Pashinian basically does what would suggest Levon Ter-Petrossian, leader of 2008 protests - try to be in good relationships with Russia, but be less dependent, than the corrupted regime of Sargsian. This means, that Levon Ter-Petrossian, if he succeeded in 2008, would also, most likely, fail. I remember, Saakashvili was saying that Putin does not tolerate when you disagree he expects you just to obey.
Right after Pashinian left Moscow, Putin congratulated Kocharian (who is in the jail now) with New Year. Can you imagine that?
Then, at December 31, Russia congratulated Armenia with the increase of the gas price.
We know we are not friends. We know, we kept as hostages.
I hope people will not have illusions regarding Armenian-Russian relationships. #armenia #russia #putin #pashinian
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