The statements by Yuri Kim, the Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, about assisting Armenia in security and cooperation with the United States are aimed at creating an anti-Russian springboard in Transcaucasia. Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the Russian State Duma, stated this.
Kim had said that the US should expand as much as possible its assistance aimed at the development, defense, and security of Armenia.
"Yuri Kim announced during the hearings at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the conversation should be about Armenia's partnership with the US, not Russia. Now Washington is ready to ‘help’ Yerevan, obviously dreaming of creating a new anti-Russian springboard in Transcaucasia," Slutsky noted.
He emphasized that similar “assistance” was offered to Ukraine, too.
"Ukraine has now turned into a puppet of the US, losing its sovereignty and losing many of its citizens," Slutsky noted. "Foreign 'patronage' has benefited no country in the world, bringing only misery and sorrow, blood and destruction, and that is what American-style 'partnership' and 'development assistance' lead to in the end."