Wednesday, 22 05 2024
Wednesday, 22 05 2024
18:55
Nikol Pashinyan showed the 1976 map from the NA podium
“Not a single millimeter of the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia was left to anyone else.” Prime Minister
“Armenia’s good relations with Iran are unacceptable for some people.” Pashinyan
RA-EU relations and agenda are reviewed. Minister of Foreign Affairs
“There are adversaries in relations between Iran and Armenia.” Khamenei
17:20
Messi, Pique, Ceferin, and Rubiales go through the scandalous case
17:01
Putin has set his sights on the island of Gotland. Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces
16:42
The question of including the clause on the declaration of Alma Ata in the peace agreement is being discussed. Simonyan
16:23
The Armed Forces of Ukraine stopped the Russian attack in Kharkiv
16:04
“We demand that Baku immediately release all prisoners of war.” Wiseler
The Prime Minister of Armenia met the spiritual leader of Iran
15:26
NATO experts held a course at the military academy
15:07
Resettlement of Gaza was never the goal. Netanyahu
14:48
“Aznavour was suffering from the pains of the Republic of Armenia while enjoying fame and world respect.” prime minister
14:29
The Prime Minister arrived in Tehran
14:10
Sanctions against Georgia are being discussed in the EU
13:51
“The tools you’ve used for 20 years will be used against you.” Sukiasyan
13:32
Spain and Ireland will recognize Palestine as a state
Nikol Pashinyan is leaving for Iran
12:54
Tree Planting Results with My Forest Armenia: The Power of One Dram
12:35
Showers and thunderstorms are expected
12:16
The USA is interested in expanding cooperation with Armenia
11:57
A new program aimed at effective management of human resources will be launched with the US
11:38
The president received Kvien and the head of the Washington office of the US Peace Corps
Armenia has joined the joint statement on nuclear security
11:00
“Real” was and will remain my last club. Cross retires
10:41
The EU will allocate 3 billion euros to Ukraine from frozen Russian assets
The Prime Minister received the deputy head of the US CIA
“This is not a Russian plan, but it is in the interests of Russia” Johnny Melikyan
17:01
The US and Israel discussed alternatives to the operation in Rafah

“Border liberalization in the West’s perception means the removal of Russian border guards.” Gantaharyan

Radar Armenia‘s interlocutor is Shahan Gantaharyan, an international scholar.

If we summarize the Armenian Prime Minister’s visit to Moscow and his meeting with Putin, what conclusions will you come to, considering that the Russian border guards will withdraw from a number of parts of Armenia and from “Zvartnots” airport?

– The directions of the questions are separated in this context. Yerevan stops its funding to the CSTO while presiding over the meeting of the EAEU. On the one hand, the country’s prime minister does not participate in the inauguration of the Russian president, but he has a separate meeting with Putin. The general picture of relationships remains the same. The most remarkable thing is the removal of Russian border guards from “Zvartnots” and some marzes. This is directly related to the demarcation process. That is why the West welcomes the first results of border demarcation.

– Peskov announced that, at the Armenian side’s request, Russian border guards will remain on the Iranian and Turkish borders. How do you explain this reality, combining the withdrawal of border guards from other sectors?

– Peskov’s statement is part of the decisions made in this regard. Peskov is not discussing removing Russian border guards from the airport and regions. Moscow realizes that the peace treaty and opening the common border with Turkey will be followed by the withdrawal of Russian troops in general. But it is not immediate. Moscow has other priorities and wants to avoid getting involved in new problems, especially since Turkey is considered a lifeline for Russia in terms of security and economy.

Considering these realities, what developments will there be in Armenian-Russian relations?

– The relationship will go smoothly. It was emphasized that Moscow will talk with RA with a request to clarify its place at this milestone – in the CSTO or outside it. The pending situation continues, and one direction does not interfere with the other. This course may change dramatically at the end of the war in Ukraine, which is not yet visible. The West will continue the policy of pushing out the Russian factor in the region, and in this sense, Armenia has appeared as a game board.

How will the withdrawal of Russian border guards from some regions of Armenia be perceived in the West? Is this another step forward towards the EU?

– The collective West warmly welcomed the agreement on the first part of border liberalization. For the West, the bilateral format of the negotiations and their effectiveness are perceived by the phase-by-step expulsion of the Russian factor. This shows a tendency to continue. EU observers and related missions will be activated, and all these will be perceived and considered in the direction of diversifying Armenia’s strategic partnership clause.

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