Yesterday, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs
and Security Policy Josep Borrell issued a statement, which said Armenia had
adopted the Magnitsky legislation. Later, however, the statement was edited and
Armenia was removed from the list.
Spokesperson for the RA Foreign Ministry Ani Badalyan gave
the press clarification as to whether Armenia has joined the decision or
“Based on foreign policy priorities and being in partnership
with the EU, Armenia considers and often joins EU statements, showing its
support and solidarity to the questions raised there. In fact, Armenia did not
join the EU Council Decision 2023/2721 of Dec. 4 concerning restrictive
measures against serious human rights violations and abuses. And this can be
seen in the EU Council’s statement of Dec. 17,” Ani Badalyan said.