March 30
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YEREVAN. – The Armenian government reacted to the rumors on possible impact of the American sanctions, but the answer hardly brought any clarity.

The information about new U.S. sanctions against Russian companies, in particular in the defense area, are not new. It is logical to suppose that this can impact the Armenian side. Haykakan Zhamank newspaper addressed the U.S. embassy to explain to what extent the situation will affect Armenia. In response to the request of the newspaper, the American diplomatic mission reported that there was a warning to the governments of the countries and private companies that in the event of material transactions with listed Russian companies the sanctions are possible. "We do not discuss our sanctions in advance. We declare sanctions when they are and if there are any."

In fact, ​the Armenian government is not directly pointed out in the reply of the embassy, which did not prevent the newspaper from writing about a warning to the government. Given that there was no refutation, the diplomatic hint was perceived correctly.

In this regard, the correspondent of Armenian appealed directly to the Armenian government to clarify the issue. The response to an inquiry from government's press service is as follows: “The list of companies and departments of the defense and intelligence spheres of the government of the Russian Federation that are subject to sanctions is published on the websites of the US State Department and the US Treasury and is accessible to a wide audience. We also consider it necessary to note that in Armenia every specific decision is discussed and adopted in the context of ensuring improvment in complex security.”

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