Vice-Speaker of Parliament, a member of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), Samvel Nikoyan December 17 stated that the law was enacted to legal justification for further possible action to protect Russian citizens in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, saying that it was done after the fact. Nevertheless, he acknowledged that there is a certain logic. As for the military Russia's involvement in other conflicts, in particular, to protect its citizens in the territory of Armenia, according to S. Nikoyan, relations between Armenia and Russia in the military sphere are governed by agreements under the CSTO. (We can correct the vice-speaker – and even terms and conditions of the "Big Treaty" between Russia and Armenia.) This agreement involves the provision of military assistance to the CSTO member states in case of a threat to their sovereignty – in the form of aggression or threat of such. "So that the law can not apply to Armenia", – he said. The opinion of the opposition forces a far cry from the standpoint of the ruling Republican Party. We have decided to allocate statement one of the parliamentary opposition parties – the "Heritage" ("Heritage"). As the head of its faction, a member of the Association of Political Scientists of Armenia Stepan Safarian, the reasons for the adoption of this law lie in the hostilities in South Ossetia in 2008 and, in effect, Russia wants a quick and timely intervene in the situation in the event of an attack on its military forces. He noted that these laws apply to all those areas where there are Russian military bases or troops of the Russian military.