All efforts are being made to throw Armenia out of the Russian market. This is what President of the Agrarian-Rural Union NGO Hrach Berberyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
“I am giving the first impulse, and this is very serious. When Uzbeks and Kyrgyzs bring produce to the central vegetable market in Moscow, they pay 20,000 rubles, the same amount that Armenians used to pay five years ago. Later, Armenians started paying 30,000 rubles, and now they pay 65,000 rubles. In other words, Russia is making efforts to not let Armenians take apricots to Moscow. I’m not even mentioning the fact that services for Armenians are expensive,” he said.
According to Berberyan, this is not the result of deterioration of Russian-Armenian relations, but evidence of the fact that the ministers and deputy ministers of agriculture aren’t working efficiently.