IN STEPAN ZAKARIAN'S WORDS, ARMENIA LOSES CONSIDERABLE PART OF ITS INDEPENDENCE AS A RESULT OF OCTOBER 27 TERRORISM

Noyan Tapan
Oct 30 2006

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 30, NOYAN TAPAN. Armenia lost the considerable
part of its independence as a result of the October 27, 1999,
terrorism. Stepan Zakarian, a member of the "Ardaroutiun" (Justice)
faction of the RA National Assembly made such a statement at the
October 27 briefing. In his words, politicians who became victims of
the terrorism classified dignity of the state very highly and were
independent people. In S.Zakarian's opinion, the foreign policy
of Armenia would be much clearer if politicians implementing it
were also independent. And loss of that independence is seen even
relating to the Russian-Georgian cases, when, in the deputy's words,
"patriotic Armenians are arrested as a result of back-stage agreements
and to play up to another state." He mentioned that during the Soviet
years Karen Demirchian managed to act in the way that Armenia was much
more prosperous than neighbouring republics were. "And today Armenia's
property is given to strategic ally Russia without any compensation,"
S.Zakarian mentioned. In his words, K.Demirchian proved in 1988
that the people's fate is more valuable for him than his post. In
S.Zakarian's words, if he clung to the chair, the one that happened
in Czechoslovakia and Hungary, would take place in Armenia as well.