STEPANAKERT. – Nagorno-Karabakh MP, presidential candidate Vitaly Balasanyan commented on the statement made by Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Artsakh Central Committee on Thursday. According to the statement during the presidential elections in NKR ARF is to support Bako Sahakyan.
“I started to cooperate with ARF in 2005 when I participated in the parliamentary elections as member of the ARF-Movement-88 and have been a member of the parliamentary group of the same name. Since 2010 I have been a member of the ARF parliamentary group. Until now we had good relations and I always felt the respect of ARF members towards myself,” Balasanyan's statement reads.
According to Balasanyan, he had informed ARF about his nomination as presidential candidate and ARF replied that the party is not going to support any of the candidates.
He considers ARF’s recent decision on supporting Bako Sahakyan to be inappropriate.