Coming accession to EEU helped Armenia avoid involvement in sanctions on Russia - expert

Coming accession to EEU helped Armenia avoid involvement in sanctions on Russia - expert

YEREVAN, August 13. /ARKA/. The process of Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union enabled Yerevan avoiding involvement in EU and USA sanctions on Russia, political analyst Sergey Shakaryants said.

Georgia has signed the association agreement with the EU and is now forced to join the sanctions, Shakaryants said.

According to the analyst, despite the sanctions conflicting with Georgia’s economic interests and the country’s efforts to avoid involvement, there is a probability that Tbilisi will have to do it.

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed an agreement about the Eurasian Economic Union in Astana on May 29. The agreement will come into effect on January 1, 2015. At the meeting Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsyan said Yerevan intended to join the agreement by mid June, but the respective documents have not been signed yet.

At a meeting with diplomats on July 1 Russian president Putin said Armenia would become a full-fledged member of the EEU very soon. –0--

08:56 13.08.2014

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