The US Embassy in Yerevan does not deny that in case of engaging in "significant deals" with Russian military industry complex companies, Armenia or any other country may be targeted by the new sanctions.
“Of course, in 2017 Armenia saw 7.7% growth in economic activity, exports, imports and tax collection, but issues of individual and systemic responsibility especially of high-ranking officials in various links of power still remain unresolved.”
One of the most pressing issues in the Armenian energy system is the non-transparent and illogical formation of the gas price for the consumer. Officially, Russia sells gas to Armenia at $ 150 per 1,000 cubic meters but the final consumer pays almost twice more - $ 290.
The “Nation-Army” concept or program still needs crystallization, it is not presented in the form of a single document, and the legislative changes within this concept and the reforms in the armed forces are often presented in a disputable way and create a general negative background.
The supply of Russian arms to Azerbaijan is the most intriguing issue on the agenda of the Armenian-Russian relations. Armen Ashotyan, Armen Ashotyan, Chairman of NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, stated this at the interview-press conference at Media Center on July 22.
Negotiations between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, Presidents of Russia and the USA, at G20 Summit in Hamburg may have a positive impact on the ongoing processes in the Middle East and the South Caucasus.
The official figures of Armenia during the first quarter of 2017 show that there is an increase in taxes, which, according to the same figures, is mainly due to a reduction in the "shadow" of the big companies
If the Republican Party participating in Yerevan Council of Elders Elections highlights the continuity of educational programs of the improvement of schools and kindergartens, “Yelq” Alliance, first of all, emphasizes the fact of putting an end to the politicization of the secondary and primary educational institutions in the capital.