I understood these statements, and others like them, to be material in nature. These statements were made as part of the presentations that prompted a "yes" vote to allow 51% ownership by ARMZ.
In that context, I would characterize statements to be more "commitment" than "intention." Either way, many people invested in this company with understandings like this in mind. I have posted it before and I will post it again: if there is any doubt, here it is straight from the horse's mouth (although through a translator.) Sergey starts at about 6:30: