Gas Agreement Between Armenia and Russia.
26.12.2013
12:00
A special open session of the National Assembly’s Accounting Committee was held today, at 15:00.The first issue on the agenda was the legality of the December 23 voting on the agreement on the purchase and sale terms of shares of ArmRosGazprom CJSC and its further activities. The government officials have been notified about the results of the session.

“The December 23 voting was totally illegal,” Artsvik Minasyan of Dashnaktsutyun party, Stepan Margaryan from Prosperous Armenia and Vahagn Khachatryan, a member of Armenian National Congress summarized at a press-conference held today at the Media Center.

“There is no stopping the authorities. They continue their wrongful acts. In 90s, the Supreme Council used to vote by show of hands. The Accounting Committee simply counted the votes and presented them to the chair of the session. In this case, nothing of the kind happened,” said Vahagn Khachatryan.

As Artsvik Minasyan put, although the agreement was alleged to write off Armenian debts, in reality, the debt of 300 million dollars did not even exist. The agreement, in his words, contradicted the whole legislation of the country and particularly the laws regulating the sphere of privatization. According to the agreement, a number of community lands and pipelines were handed to Gazprom. The estimated value of these lands and pipelines is still unknown.

"I have not seen Armenia sign a single agreement to resign all of its immunities provided by the international law. Under this contract, Armenia does disclaim its rights. It would be more decent to give away those 20 per cent to Russia than to have this agreement," said Minasyan.

"The government considers this an excellent agreement, which was signed and, in its opinion, ratified," said Stepan Margaryan, adding that according to the contract, even if Gazprom underwent court trial, the language of legal procedures had to be Russian. 

“As if Gazprom wouldn't be able to pay an interpreter if the trial was in Armenian,” said Margaryan with irony.

Vahagn Khachatryan, in his turn, is convinced that with this agreement Gazprom solved not only the problem of gas supplies, but the entire issue related to the energetic system. In the light of gas price hikes, the electricity prices went up by 30 per cent, and Khachatryan predicts another price rise in this sphere.

The parliamentary Accounting Committee will discuss the legality of the December 23 open voting and will adopt a relevant decision.

On December 26, a discussion was held at the Media Center on the Armenian-Russian agreement on the purchase and sale terms of shares of ArmRosGazprom CJSC and its further activities. Artsvik Minasyan, a member of Parliament from ARF Dashnaktsutyun party, Stepan Margaryan of Prosperous Armenia and Vahagn Khaschatryan, a representative of Armenian National Congress, were the guest speakers of the discussion event.

Photos
Videos
Print Friendly and PDF
More Press Releases
Election Race in the Armenian Online Platforms - 2018
19.12.2018
12:00
Region research center conducted a research on Election Race in the Armenian Online Platforms – 2018 researching 22 Facebook pages of the political forces standing in the elections in 6 online platforms since November 1.
THE RIGHTS OF ARMY RECRUITS IN WINTER 2017 AND SUMMER 2018 CONSCRIPTION
18.12.2018
12:00
On December 18 HCA Vanadzor office presented a report on The Rights of Army Recruits in Winter 2017 and Summer 2018 at Media Center.
“The New Parliament: Mechanisms to Control the Authorities and Shape Counterbalance”.
14.12.2018
17:00
On December 14 Media Center initiated an online live debate at A1Plus pavilion on “The New Parliament: Mechanisms to Control the Authorities and Shape Counterbalance”.
Human Rights Violations in Penitentiary Institutions in 2017-2018
13.12.2018
11:00
The years long prevailing issues in penitentiary institutions remain unsolved. This was the note struck by public group of monitors conducting supervision over RA ministry of justice penitentiary institutions on December 13 Media Center discussion.
Human Rights in 2018: Annual Sum Up
12.12.2018
11:00
For 25-30 years issues related to human rights violations in Armenia have been in our spotlight: Such was the notice of Larisa Alaverdyan, head of “Fighting Against Violations of Law” NGO, first Ombudsperson of Armenia on December 12 at Media Center press conference.
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Services
Videos
Press Releases
Armenia-Turkey Events