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Deputy FM: Armenia for peoples’ right to self-determination

March 22, 2014, 3:11 UTC+3 YEREVAN
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YEREVAN, March 22, /ITAR-TASS/. Armenia supports the idea of self-determination of any people, Shavarsh Kocharyan, Armenia’s deputy foreign minister, said on Friday, receiving in Yerevan Ukraine’s ambassador to Armenia Ivan Kuhta at his request.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry reported that Armenia’s ambassador to Ukraine Andranik Manukyan had been presented by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry the note requesting about Yerevan’s stand on the Crimea problem.

“Armenia’s stand of principle regarding the right to self-determination is constant and was expressed more than once over many years,” the deputy minister said.

The presidents of Russia and Armenia, Vladimir Putin and Serzh Sargsyan, noted in a telephone conversation on Wednesday that the situation that developed after the referendum in Crimea “is another example of the exercize of peoples’ right to self-determination by free expression of the will.”

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has been posted on the conversation between the presidents of the Russian Federation and Armenia, Ukraine’s ambassador to Yerevan Ivan Kuhta reported on Thursday. It became known on Friday that Ukraine decided to recall its ambassador in Armenia for consultations.

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