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Price of gas imported from Russia to Armenia to be reduced

Today the RF Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who is in Yerevan on official visit, and the RA Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan made a joint statement for the media. After the speech of Mr Abrahamyan, such was the reaction of the RF Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, “Not everything was comprehensible, nevertheless, the general thought was comprehensible.” Then Mr Medvedev continued smilingly, “Our meeting, like in the past, was held in a friendly, warm atmosphere.”

Dmitry Medvedev says that not the soldiery but the diplomats are to solve the conflict, “Of course, we cannot but discuss the situation over Nagorno Karabakh. The situation, of course, gives rise to serious concerns.”

Medvedev hopes that the cease-fire regime will be maintained and the political process will be resumed. Of course, so that people will not die and the infrastructures will not be destroyed:

“Russia, like in the past, is ready to act as a mediator. The existing mechanism doesn’t have an alternative. The most important thing is to exclude the conflict to be transferred into heated phase, as it may have tragic consequences for the region.”

After the meeting with journalists, Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan, answering the question whether there was any mention about Russia’s arms sale to Azerbaijan during a meeting with the Russian Prime Minister, said, “If people have a chance to sell arms, buy arms, they will sell and will buy. In any case, if they want to buy arms and have means for that, they will buy either from Russia, or Turkey or some other country.”

By the way, the price of gas imported from Russia to Armenia will be reduced by 15 USD, becoming from 165 USD to 150 USD for thousand cubic meters. But still it isn’t known, how it will influence the consumers, “Relevant calculations must be done for it,” said the RA Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Levon Yolyan.

Source: A1 Plus