Ardouny wrote: “Christina Gathman’s ‘Armenia’s Russia
problem’ in The Hill’s Congress Blog published on Dec. 13, 2016 goes to some length to catalogue the
extent of Russian investments in Armenia and raises the question whether the
degree of economic cooperation between the two countries affects its foreign
relations. Without pointing out any valid evidence that this situation has in
any shape or form influenced Armenia’s relations with the United States, Gathman wants to draw conclusions by implication alone.”
“Rather than exacerbate and conflate the issues, the
focus should be on what we can do as Americans to help Armenia realize its
full potential, and like many other countries within the former Soviet Union,
free itself from the vestiges of the past,” he concluded.
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