Paruyr Hayrikyan: "Russian imperialism fighting against Armenian self-determination"
"We know from history that it was the Russian imperialism that has dealt us the heaviest blow. We have Russian friends and we need to move our relations to a new dimension. But let us not forget that it was the Russian imperialism that forced the Artsakh matter upon us.
They believe Armenia should never strengthen because if it strengthens, they will have to pull out their leg from those territories. But I do not think so. A strong Armenia likewise could have shared values and be able to work together. But that value should not be the interests of Russia’s imperialistic forces. I think the person that shot me is not Armenian", in an interview with the journalists minutes ago at St. Grigor Lusavorich hospital RA presidental candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan said.
According to Hayrikyan, he is feeling. It was apparent for me that those who did the assassination attempt against him did not do it against him, but rather against our people, our state.