Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said the country will leave the CSTO if he considers it an “incapable organization”. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commenting on her remarks, noted that Yerevan must understand all the risks of this decision. In addition, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow will continue dialogue with Armenia in order to change Pashinyan’s opinion on the CSTO.
The first deputy chairman of the defense committee of the State Duma, Alexei Zhuravlev, commented on the situation, reports the public information service.
“Pashinyan, in fact, abandoned Karabakh, and did so defiantly – after negotiations in the United States with the leader of Azerbaijan, Aliyev, so that Western masters would appreciate how manageable he is. Ministry deliberately wicked Russian Foreign Affairs. Completing this impression, he once again kicked Russia, saying that Armenia is ready to withdraw from the CSTO, because this organization is not useful and ineffective for Yerevan,” he said.
The MP noted that this would be the best foreign policy decision. According to him, it is becoming difficult to maintain the Pashinyan regime which, according to Zhuravlev, is ready to swear allegiance to the West. He noted that it is better now to defend our interests in Transcaucasia and establish a balance in the already good relations with Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran.
“Whether they try to sell their cognac somewhere in Europe or in the United States. And let the peacekeepers be brought to the border from there,” the MP said.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has announced that he is ready to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan. At the same time, he set one condition – to ensure the safety of the Armenian population.
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