ArmInfo.Armenian is honoring all its international commitments and will do its best to continue to, Babken Tunyan, a member of the dominant parliamentary faction Civil Contract, said in an interview with Parliament Monitoring as he commented on the risks Armenia could face after the U.S. has listed it among the states Russia is using to evade western sanctions.
Armenia's international partners see a boost in Armenia's imports of certain goods and its exports from Armenia to the Eurasian market. They suppose the goods are supplied via Armenia to the Eurasian Economic Union.
"But it requires a thorough analysis. Armenia's imports of some goods have increased several times, but they are not exported to the EAEU. The exports of some goods to the EAEU increased several times, but Armenia did not import them from the EU. In other words, the goods may have been manufactured in Armenia," the MP said.
If Armenia imports goods from different countries and after they are sold in Armenia there is no controlling their exports to the EAEU.
"But the government takes all the calls into account and is working to identify the risky directions. Communication with the EU, USA and other countries is being ensured. If any additional information is needed, Armenia is willing to honor its commitments," Mr Tunyan said.
The U.S. government has called on companies to ensure they comply with Russia-related sanctions imposed after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, warning that a failure to do so could lead to potential prosecution or enforcement actions.
The guidance mentioned countries like China, Armenia, Turkey and Uzbekistan as those used as "transshipment points" to "illegally redirect restricted items to Russia or Belarus."
At the March 2 press conference jointly with Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, Armenia's Premier Nikol Pashinyan gave assurances that Armenia is not helping Russia to evade western sanctions.