Russian Foreign Minister warns against politicization of Armenian protests

Russia cautioned on Thursday against any attempt to spark a new “colour revolution” in Armenia by exploiting protests against electricity prices for political ends.

“You know how the ‘colour revolutions’, and the Maidan in Ukraine, started,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a BRICS Youth Summit gathering of young people from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) in Moscow.

“The current developments in Armenia — there is also a temptation among many to use them to whip up anti-government sentiment although the root of these events is purely economic,” Interfax news agency quoted him as saying.

“It seems useful for someone to go further and develop these processes in a political way.”

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