These days, the Turkish and Azerbaijani delegations in various capitals of the world are attempting to portray the opposition of Armenia as revanchist forces destabilizing the region and inciting war; these notions of theirs are supported also by some circles in Armenia. Opposition MP Ishkhan Saghatelyan, who is also coordinator of Armenia’s Resistance Movement, told this to a press conference Monday.
"It was obvious to us that the Turkish-Azerbaijani delegations portray the opposition of Armenia with the same notions as Armenia’s authorities characterize the [country’s] opposition," he said.
Saghatelyan noted that in this difficult geopolitical situation, which is fraught with new threats for Armenia, the latter’s authorities are pursuing a defeatist policy.
According to him, oil-rich Azerbaijan has become interesting for European countries—and taking into account the current energy crisis in the world.
"In this situation, today, dictatorial Azerbaijan is more interesting to European partners than Armenia, which was declared a 'bastion of democracy,'" he said.
Also, Saghatelyan said that representatives of international organizations in Armenia often present one-sided, incomplete, and unreal reports to their capitals and organizations regarding the internal political situation in Armenia.
"Meetings in the European Parliament were very important so that we could present the domestic political situation that exists in Armenia," added the opposition lawmaker.