22 April 2024 / 23:54 RU

    Kremlin: Putin did not talk with Pashinyan about Armenia's CSTO membership

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet discussed statements about the suspension of Yerevan’s membership in the CSTO with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan - so far there are no plans for such contacts, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS.

    "At the moment there are no contacts and there have not been any. However, within the framework of working contacts of course we will to find out what was meant. We will continue our dialogue with Yerevan," he said.

    In an interview to France 24 broadcast on Thursday, Pashinyan said that Armenia had frozen its participation in the Russian-led security bloc.

    "The Collective Security Treaty has not fulfilled its objectives as far as Armenia is concerned, particularly in 2021 and 2022. And we could not let that happen without taking notice," Pashinyan said through an interpreter.

    "We have now in practical terms frozen our participation in this treaty. As for what comes next, we shall have to see."




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    27 February 2024 / 11:15