Demonstrations of disagreement in Yerevan are not anti-Russian in nature, said on the last working day of the week the head of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan at the meeting with the Russian co-chair of the Armenian-Russian intergovernmental Council on economic cooperation, transport Minister Maxim Sokolov.
"Armenia's leader, speaking of passable in Yerevan for several days, the protests against the price hike of electricity, said that some experts are trying to find in this anti-Russian sentiment, and noticed that he was pleased that the demonstrators themselves prove the absurdity of these assumptions ", - is informed in the report of the press service of the head of the Armenian nation.
The Council's decision on regulation of public services on the increase since August 1, electricity tariffs by 16% adopted June 17, provoked a protest, which continues in Yerevan for several days. Nearly 240 people, among them journalists, were brought to the servants of police stations, all of them already released. Now blocked Baghramian Avenue. Some experts first told that these events are signs of protests in support of European integration of Ukraine on Maidan that led eventually to the coup.
According to Sargsyan, Armenia is forced to go to an unpopular steps, taking into account the inflation rate of the Armenian dram and increase the cost of electricity generated. He said that it also takes into account the possibility of solving social issues needy families through subsidies.
Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan 25 June called reasonable increase in electricity tariffs, after which the government approved the draft law on subsidizing energy costs for 105 thousand needy families, or 400 thousand people.