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YEREVAN. – The tendency of trying to classify [third President] Serzh Sargsyan’s being charged as "political persecution," of course, cannot be accepted and cannot find a master in Armenia. Lilit Makunts, head of the majority My Step faction, said this in a conversation with reporters in the National Assembly of Armenia today, referring to the RPA statement.

“If there is a fight against corruption, there is no compromise in that regard; it doesn't matter whether he is our teammate or a representative of any opposition party,” Makunts said. "Yes, we reaffirm that there will be no compromise against corruption."

As for the RPA's statement that the incumbent authorities want to silence Serzh Sargsyan by bringing charges against him, Makunts said: “I have to counter that there is no political persecution; there is a case initiated on a particular incident."

She considered it natural that the RPA was trying to describe it as "political persecution," which is unacceptable to them.

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