One of the farmers during a protest in front of the government building today said that if their problem remained unresolved in 10 days, he would burn his vineyard.
Another protester expressed his willingness to bring his harvest to the government building if the problem of purchasing at an acceptable price is not solved.
Reporting that 80% of the grapes in the Armavir region remain in orchards, the farmers complained that the harvest was either not being bought or was offered to buy at a lower price than the cost of production.
Last Friday, farmers met with Economy Minister Vahan Kerobyan, who reported attempts to contact Gagik Tsarukyan to make a purchase.
"Kerobyan told us that the purchasing price would fluctuate around 100 to 120 drams per 1 kg. The same Kerobyan said earlier that the cost of grapes is 120 drams. How will we pay our debts and live in such a case?", said the protester.