YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"Only by joining the new Union of Russia and Belarus–Armenia is able to ensure its real independence and overcome the social and economic crisis.
Only with the new Union will Armenia be able to find a real solution to the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh," declared Armenian Communist leader Sergey Badalian at a constituent conference of the national-patriotic forces of Armenia.
The primary goal of this constituent conference of the Alliance of National-Patriotic Forces of Armenia–which is comprised of the Communist and Social-Democratic Parties–"Haykandoukht,"Azgain Veradznund" and "Hai Thad" public political organizations is to endorse the constitution–which was drawn up in shape of a contract between these organizations–election of a coordinating council and an executive of the council.
According to Badalian–unlike the previous political unions–which existed for a short time and were based on the ideas of revenge and satisfaction of narrow ambitions–this new Alliance will have a long life and unite the Armenian people. He noted that the organizations included in the Alliance are united by the idea of promoting the restoration of socialism in Armenia and creation of a new Union.