Yesterday, some mass media in Armenia hurried to re-print the part of the extensive publication entitled ‘One Year After War in Artsakh’ of ‘Komsomolskaya Pravda’ relating to the RA NA President Alen Simonyan.
During the talk with Alen Simonyan presented his feelings as a fact, which do not reflect upon at all the real picture.
The reality is the following: first the RA NA President Alen Simonyan has not given a separate interview to the journalist of the given media. The representative of the media met with the NA President together with the journalists of a number of the Russian media on November 12 within the framework of the visit to Armenia.
In reality, the journalist’s question and Alen Simonyan’s answer were distorted and cut from the context. The journalist also mentions in the article that he tries to defend Russia from another accusation. However, during the Q & A session, it distinctly appears that not only accusation has not been voiced against Russia, but the NA President Alen Simonyan does not agree with the journalist’s observations.
We present the Q & A:
Journalist: - You have handed over Karabakh…
NA President Alen Simonyan: - You think that we have handed over Karabakh?
Journalist: - I think that it has been done for Armenia to change the geopolitical vector – from Russia to other…
NA President Alen Simonyan: - Such perception, such ideas are also among the Armenian society that Russia has handed over Karabakh with the same logic…
Journalist: - And do you agree with that idea?
NA President Alen Simonyan: - And where did you take that from, that somebody has handed over Karabakh? Because, you know, when they say that somebody has handed over Karabakh, you offend the victims and the families, who lost their close relatives in that war. Our people fought till the end, and if someone was going to hand over anything, there were several versions for doing that: beginning from Lavrov plan ended by a decision, in case of which we shall not have 3800 victims from the Armenian side. So, to say that somebody has handed over something, it means not to know what’s happening in Armenia, not to know what’s happening in Azerbaijan, what’s happening in Karabakh and, unfortunately, - in Russia.
Journalist: - In October, I was at the gathering of Donbas volunteers. Several thousands of people were getting ready to come for help. The Head of the Union said, you should not go, several people had gone and had come back. The law on Mercenary was passed in Armenia, and many of the volunteers were appearing within that law in force. So, you conscientiously, have closed the flow of the people, who were ready to shed blood.
NA President Alen Simonyan: - We had no problem related to the number of the people. Our problem was how to fight against bayraktars which was not possible to pierce with our technique. We have moved out about 25.000 servicemen from the territories which were passed under the control of Azerbaijan. And you think that we have lost the war, because we did not have people, do you? You believe that in 2020 people win the war?
Here we present enclosed the video without any mediation, and we leave the judgments to you, if the interview has turned into dispute or Alen Simonyan ‘has warmed up’ from the middle of the talk. We call on the correspondent of Komsomolskaya Pravda to refrain from diverse speculations and play into the hands of the people, who try to damage the Armenian-Russian relations and with their steps drive a wedge between the two friendly and ally countries.