Posted 30 марта 04:38

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Armenia did not support the item on Ukraine at the "summit for democracy"

30 марта 2023, 04:38
Yerevan considered that this paragraph does not comprehensively reflect all crises and conflicts.
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The website of the Armenian government says that the Prime Minister of the Republic Nikol Pashinyan participated in the plenary session of the Second Summit for Democracy initiated by American leader Joe Biden, which is being held via videoconference.

"Following the results of the plenary session, a Declaration was adopted, to which the Republic of Armenia joined with a reservation", - is stated in the message.

Yerevan refrained from the paragraph where in the context of supporting "countries and people around the world who adhere to the values of freedom and democracy" and the fundamental principles of the Charter The United Nations, it says about the situation in Ukraine.

"This paragraph does not reflect all conflicts and crises comprehensively and comprehensively and does not affect the fact of Azerbaijan's acts of aggression against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia and the occupation of certain parts of the sovereign territory of Armenia", - the Armenian authorities explained.

The summit was attended by 120 countries. The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Maria Zakharova, pointed out that the Russian Federation regrets the participation of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in this "unworthy performance" organized by Washington. The press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov doubted that this summit could be classified as any serious events.

As for Armenia, it should be recalled that the Constitutional Court of Armenia, at the request of the Government of the country, recognized the norms of the Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court as corresponding to the constitution. The reason was the conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. However, the decision made by the Armenian Constitutional Court looked particularly resonant after the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 17. Recognition of the jurisdiction of the ICC obliges the Governments of the States under the jurisdiction to take measures to arrest persons against whom an ICC warrant has been issued.