Paruyr Hayrikyan: Customs Union “threatens,” while European Union “offers”

Armine Gevorgyan
Public Radio of Armenia

“The shot on January 31 marked the start of the process of Armenia’s involvement in the Customs Union, which was finalized on September 3,” leader of the National Self-Determination Union Paruyr Hayrikyan told reporters today.

The former presidential candidate means the assassination attempt against him during the election campaign. Yesterday the court ruled to sentence ex-candidate Vardan Sedrakyan to 14 year sin prison for masterminding the attack against Hayrikyan.

According to Paruyr Hayrikyan, the Customs Union “threatens,” while the European Union “offers.” Therefore, a voluntary union created on the basis of violence cannot live long.

“Once I joked that Armenia may once be the only member of the Customs Union, and even Russia may leave it some day,” Hayrikyan said.

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