Armenia was independent 21 years ago, without having a special holiday. Today we have a special holiday but we are not independent, says Ashot Manucharyan, a member of the Karabakh Committee.
During a meeting with journalists, Manucharyan enumerated with anguish the advantages of the newly independent Armenia.
He says there was no crime in the country in 1991.
"Everyone lived in peace, spreading peace around them," he recalled.
In 1991, Armenia became homeland for all Armenians, irrespective of their place of abode. Besides, the country had a well-developed foreign policy then, which we lack today.
"Today, Armenia's foreign policy is dictated by external forces," he stressed.
Mr. Manucharyan blames the country's failed policy and shortcomings on the wrong philosophy and says instincts and passions have been pushed into the foreground.