Nikol Pashinyan, the MP of Armenia did not answer directly question “whose Crimea is” and why Armenia always votes against anti-Russian resolutions on the occupied peninsula during the speech at the PACE as Hromadske reported.
According to him, “we are often in such a situation, when two sides of the conflict are our friends”.
“It is very difficult to choose between friend and friend. Sometimes, you have to make a choice but our vector is peace, dialogue, stability and development,” he said not answering the question.
In May 2018, Nikol Pashinyan became the Prime Minister of Armenia.
Crimea was annexed by Russia after the illegal referendum held on the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier, the Russian military captured all strategic military objects and buildings of the key authoritative bodies. Neither Ukraine nor the rest of the civilized countries recognized the results of the referendum. A number of the European and the world countries, including Ukraine, imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.
As we reported Google corporation began to show occupied Crimea as a part of Russia for Russian users.