Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stressed in an exclusive interview released today that Armenia is not a Russian ally in the Russo-Ukrainian war, and stressed that Armenia’s various military cooperation plans are not targeted at any one country. .
Reuters reported that Pashinyan said that despite statements by neighbor and longtime rival Azerbaijan on border delimitation, he still hoped the other side would conclude a permanent peace treaty as promised.
Over the past 30 years, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been divided over Nagorno. Two major wars broke out in the disputed region of Karabakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). The Nagorno-Karabakh region has long been considered part of Azerbaijan, but it is controlled by Armenia. However, in September last year the Azerbaijani army took complete control of the area.
Pashinyan has said in recent months that Armenia can no longer be trustedRussiaTo meet their defense needs because they have not yet received the help they need from Moscow.
Pashinyan told the British “Daily Telegraph” (The Daily Telegraph) that he planned to invade Russia in early February 2022.ukraineIt was initially said that Armenia could not fight with Moscow as an ally.
“I would say that in the situation in Ukraine we are not Russia’s allies. That’s the reality.”
“I also want to tell you that our security cooperation with the United States, France or other partners is not directed at anyone else,” he said.
He said Armenia is discussing common issues with its allies “with the greatest transparency” and is using it to explore security alliance relations.
Pashinyan also said that Armenia has no intention of considering joiningnato(NATO); NATO membership “is not an issue we have discussed or are discussing.”
He also reiterated that Armenia is considering whether to remain in the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).