Armenian PM gives advice to Ukrainian President-elect on how to interact with Russia’s Putin
10:55, Wednesday, 24 April, 2019
Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan has advised President-elect of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky to be maximally sincere with Russian President Vladimir Putin for interacting with him without obstacles. Pashinyan was interviewed by RBK. He told how he gave advice to Zelensky on establishing relations with Putin.
“I don’t think he will have difficulties in interaction. It’s just necessary to be straight and sincere”, Pashinyan said.
According to him, this is not only about interactions with the Russian President. “I think everybody will appreciate it if he sees that his interlocutor is not trying to deceive him”, PM Pashinyan said, adding that maybe this approach is not so common in international relations and diplomacy, but he always does so.
In his Twitter account Pashinyan congratulated Vladimir Zelensky on being elected President of Ukraine, expressing confidence that the new President will make all efforts to raise Armenian-Ukrainian friendly relations to a new level.