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The Russian Foreign Ministry expects a response to the note sent to the Armenian Foreign Ministry in connection with the publications about the explosion in Surmalu shopping center, Deputy Director of Information and Press Department of Russian Foreign Ministry Ivan Nechaev.

As it was reported earlier the Russian Embassy sent a note to MFA in regard with the publications accusing the Russian structures in August 14 tragedy on the territory of Surmalu Trade Center. "We see this as a direct provocation by the political forces behind such insinuations, aimed to undermine Russian-Armenian allied relations. We expect the Armenian authorities to take steps aimed at suppressing such unfriendly manifestations, including the necessary public comments," the Russian embassy said.

Nechaev noted that the Russian Charge d'Affaires had a constructive conversation with the Armenian Foreign Ministry leadership today. "We are waiting for a response," he noted.

Recall that the explosion in the Surmalu shopping center killed 16 people, two are considered missing.

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