Leader of Prosperous Armenia Party Gagik Tsarukyan has posted the following on his Facebook page:
“Dear compatriots, recently, there is artificial escalation of anti-Russian moods in Armenia through the active efforts of anti-Armenian and anti-state forces in the country. The ultimate goal of those forces is to destroy the friendly ties between our two nations.
As an example, it is necessary to state that the Armenian society is being told that it is necessary to review Armenia’s military agreement with Russia which will lead to the withdrawal of the Russian 102nd Military Base from Armenia. I believe we Armenians are well aware of the fact that this is not only the dream of Turkey and Azerbaijan, which are constantly threatening us with war and annihilation, but is also preparing ground for disturbing the already fragile peace in the whole region.
I would like to unequivocally state that I, as the leader of Prosperous Armenia Party, the largest opposition political party in Armenia, as a political figure and as a citizen, will do everything possible to prevent the provocations aimed at creating anti-Russian moods in our country. I am certain that we Armenians need to deepen and strengthen our relations with the Russian Federation further for the development of Armenia and the strengthening of the security and independence of our country, based on mutual respect and the centuries-old fraternal ties in the bilateral format and within the CIS, the Eurasian Economic Union, the Collective Security Treaty Organization and other political, economic and military formats that will be mutually beneficial for our two nations.
May God protect us all!
Sincerely, leader of Prosperous Armenia Party Gagik Tsarukyan”