The Russian government has approved the treaty on Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The agreement was approved at a cabinet meeting on Nov. 20. The document will now be forwarded to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
“It is regrettable that, ignoring calls from the international community to allow for the safe recovery of the bodies of the crew onboard Artsakh’s downed helicopter, and to refrain from ceasefire violations, Azerbaijan continues to make aggressive statements, where it distorts the truth of the incident and manipulates facts,” Artsakh’s Foreign Ministry said in a question and answer with News.am.
Armenia’s Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian assured reporters Thursday that Armenia would not exchange the two Azeri commandos in custody for the bodies of the three pilots killed in last week’s downing of an Artsakh helicopter Azeris. The minister said the raiders are criminals and must be punished according to the law.