Armenia candidate accuses Russian imperialism of shooting

"I have seen the face of the assassin and I do not think he was Armenian," Hayrikyan noted.

Armenia candidate accuses Russian imperialism of shooting

World Bulletin / News Desk

The health condition of an Armenian presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan is getting better after he was shot in Yerevan on January 31. Chairman of the Union for National Self-Determination, Hayrikyan spoke to the press on Monday for the first time since he was shot in Yerevan.

Having been taken out of the intensive care unit and placed in a normal patient's room, Hayrikyan held the Russian imperialism responsible for the attack on him on January 31.

"I have seen the face of the assassin and I do not think he was Armenian. Russia never wishes Armenia to get stronger," Hayrikyan noted.

Hayrikyan argued that he was shot due to his remarks made recently that there was no other alternative for Armenia but Europe.

While the US State Department "condemned" the attack on Hayrikyan, Russia has made no reaction.

Hayrikyan is expected on Monday to announce whether or not he would go on with his election campaign in Armenia.

Armenian presidential elections may get postponed or take place on the scheduled date depending on Hayrikyan's decision on Monday.

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