Artur Sakunts: Armenian leadership are not ready to make use of Russia’s failure

The outcome of Sunday’s presidential vote in Ukraine showed the failure and inactivity of the Russian propaganda machine, says human rights activist Artur Sakunts. It will also influence Armenia’s foreign and domestic policies.

“The methods and mechanisms the Kremlin applies in its relations with Armenia will deepen suspicion about them, and the Kremlin will be unable to apply the same mechanisms to maintain its relations with Armenia,” Mr Sakunts told A1+.

At the same time, the human rights activist is concerned about the fact that Armenia’s authorities are not prepared to make use of Russia’s failure.

“They ignore the opinion of Armenian leadership in the process of signing the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty,” he said.

“Ukrainian presidential elections should be a precedent for Armenia,” says Naira Gevorgyan, Head of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung representation in Armenia.