TENSIONS IN RUSSIA-NATO RELATIONS TO AFFECT ARMENIA

PanARMENIAN.Net
01.09.2008 12:58 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Tensions in Russia-NATO relations will inevitably
affect Armenia, specifically the IPAP implementation, Executive
Director of the Armenian Atlantic Association Tevan Poghosyan told
a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter. "Realization of reforms provided by the
IPAP will be decelerated," he said.

Russia has always been jealous about the NATO-Armenia cooperation,
according to him.

"At the same time, NATO's presence in the Black Sea is not a
novelty. Turkey is a mature NATO member state. Bulgaria and Romania
also joined the Alliance, whose presence will not provoke incidents. I
don't think NATO wants a confrontation. It will act as mechanism of
restraint and stabilization," Poghosyan said.