Russian embassy in Yerevan surprised by Armenia's refusal from Russian TV channels
Russian embassy in Armenia commented on the statement of the Armenian National Commission on TV and Radio chairman Tigran Hakobyan.
Earlier, Hakobyan noted that Russian national TV channels threatened national security.
According to the statement, they were surprised to learn from Hakobyan’s statement that Russian Ambassador agreed with this approach.
As the statement said, during the envoy and chair’s meeting, intentions voiced by chair to create a ‘minimum social package’ without foreign broadcasters were only taken into account.
The envoy noted it is necessary to take into account the interests of numerous citizens of Armenia, who constitute a permanent audience of Russian channels, the statement reads. "Amid statements by the Armenian leadership on the allied, fraternal nature of our strategic relations, the thesis Russian TV channels ‘threatening national security’ is perplexing," News.am cited the statement as saying.