25 Jan 2019 14:12

Pashinyan says wrong to compare regime change in Armenia to Venezuela events

YEREVAN. Jan 25 (Interfax) - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said it would be wrong to compare the events unfolding in Venezuela to the change of regime in Armenia in spring 2018.

"There have been casualties in Venezuela. All the processes that occurred in Armenia in April and May 2018 complied with Armenian legislation and the Constitution 100%. I do not see how the ongoing events in Venezuela correlate to its Constitution," Pashinyan told the press at the headquarters of the Eurasian Economic Commission in Moscow on Friday.

The first impression is that "not everything in Venezuela is following the constitutional logic," he said.

"Armenia has made no statements on the events in Venezuela; we continue to monitor them, and we still need to understand the relationship of these events to the Constitution. The opinion of the people of Venezuela should play the key role. Any decision must be acceptable to the people, above all," Pashinyan said.