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EAU joining offers two "Russian subordination" to Armenia

05 June 2014 [12:45] - TODAY.AZ
Joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EAU), Armenia will become a kind of 'Black Russia' (Chernarus) or 'South Russia' (Yuzhnorus) and cease existing as an entity, according to Ruben Megrabyan, Armenian political and international studies center's expert.

Megrabyan made the remarks at a press conference on June 4.

He said even if Armenia joins the EAU, the country will join the union as a second league country.

"Russia, which already owns over half of Armenia's economy, will expand its powers," the expert said.

"Today, the Russian border guards are everywhere. Okay, it is understandable that on the Turkish border they are allegedly protecting us. But from whom the Russian border guards are protecting us on the border with Iran, or at Zvartnots airport," the expert said.

He went on to add that today there are no serious obstacles in Armenia to hinder the realization of such plans of Russia, as all the political field, including powerless forces, are far from protecting the national interests.

Megrabyan also stressed that the general Armenian public should take the situation under their control, to be active to the maximum extent and prevent the realization of the Eurasian project in Armenia.

The EAU is an economic union replacing the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) as of January 1, 2015.

EAU territory will exceed 20 million square kilometers, and the population living on this territory will be around 170 million.

The tripartite agreement on the EAU's establishment was signed on May 29, 2014 at a summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The sole financial regulator of the Eurasian Economic Union will start working in 2025, and its headquarters will be in Almaty, Kazakhstan.



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