No Customs Border Planned for Artsakh

A sign welcomes visitors to Artsakh

YEREVAN—Russia does not plan on imposing a customs checkpoint between Karabakh and Armenia now that Armenia has joined the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Head of the Russian Federal Customs Service Andrey Belyaninov told a press conference today, Regnum reports.

“We are not planning that in the near future. I recently appointed a representative to Armenia. He will visit Armenia soon. He will most probably visit the border, but we are not planning to interfere with the work of the Armenian customs officials,” he said.

“The most important issue at this point is the issue of the working language. As it is known we are using Russian as the working language in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, while Armenian is used in Armenia,” Belyaninov said.


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  1. Avetis said:

    This is news only for our Western-led Democracy Now(!) idiots who do not understand anything about Russian-Armenian relations. No one that knows anything about Russian-Armenian alliance suspected that there would be any customs points installed between Armenia and Artsakh. Like I have been saying God bless Mother Russia. God bless our Hayrenik, Armenia. And may God help protect Russo-Armenian alliance from all enemies both foreign and domestic.

    PS: Politically/diplomatically speaking, “not in the near future” means NEVER.

  2. Armenian said:

    I would wait for a while before rejoicing because this is only temporary, and is being used to remind Azerbaijan who solves territorial disputes in the South Caucasus. Azerbaijan will now be more inclined to cooperate with Russia because of this.

    Armenian is used in Armenia because 99% of the population is Armenian. Watch them get the RPA to renounce that as well and declare Russian the official language. Take it a step further and make sure Russian patronymic names are used. Prove your loyalty– let’s see those -ev’s and -ov’s!

  3. Areg said:

    Long live Armenia and independent Artsakh. Artsakh and Armenia are one and there is no border between them.
    Too bad for those who wish this to be otherwise.The hell with you all.

    • hiedi said:

      *** Areg.. you said it..!!! absolutely on the mark. Long live Strong/prosperous/free /independent
      Armenia & Artsakh.,,, the land of beautiful people.& culture.