ARF against Armenia’s withdrawal from Russia-led EEU
YEREVAN, September 12. /ARKA/. There are no alternatives to Armenia’s membership in the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Armen Rustamyan, the head of the ARF/ Dashnaktsutyun parliamentary faction, told journalists today when asked to comment on a motion by the opposition Yelk bloc demanding that Armenia walks out of EEU.
"The ARF endorsed Armenia’s accession to EEU, and the party's position remains unchanged," Rustamyan said. According to him, at that time joining EEU was the most correct decision, as evidenced by the challenges which Armenia was forced to overcome in order to protect itself.
Rustamyan stressed that he does not see any other alternative for Armenia today. "We have bilateral relations with Russia, in addition, there is the Collective Security Treaty Organization," he said.
Rustamyan also argued that as a member of EEU Armenia has a large field of possibilities, which have not yet been used.
"We are to blame for not being able to bring our country's economy into line with the new situation, and we need to take steps in this direction," Rustamyan said. -0-