Armenia hasn’t officially been offered to join the Union State between Russia and Belarus, but “reality is not as simple as it seems,” Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan said at a press conference when asked whether or not Armenia was offered to join the Union State, and if so to present a position given that the Secretary of the Security Council Armen Grigoryan said earlier that Armenia is being pressured to do so.
“If you mean an official offer, no, there’s been no official offer and there couldn’t be one. But unfortunately reality isn’t as simple as it seems. Sometimes one has to view in depth not as much the text of issues but the subtext. We must consider the global processes. I can say that for us, generally, the sovereignty, independence and statehood of the Republic of Armenia are absolute values. And like I said previously, we consider it our duty and mission to do everything to ensure the eternity of our state, fatherland and statehood,” the PM said.
When asked to clarify whether or not any offers on the Union State we made through unofficial channels, the PM said: “It depends on what you mean by saying unofficial channel. For example, one can consider the continuously developing narrative by analysts to be an unofficial channel, unofficial contacts too.”
When asked if Grigoryan was referring to these when making the comments, Pashinyan said he assumes that Grigoryan possibly meant that, among others.