Pashinyan declares Russian presence a threat to Armenia's security: Moscow's reaction

The Russian military presence in Armenia not only does not guarantee the security of the country, but also poses a threat to it. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.

According to him, Azerbaijan warned Western countries about close cooperation between Russia and Armenia. And these statements, he believes, could be of interest to Western countries in the context of the current conflict in Ukraine.

The military presence of Russia in Armenia not only does not guarantee the security of the country, but, on the contrary, creates a threat to security, Nikol Pashinyan told The Armenian Weekly.

The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, called such statements absurd.

Recall that earlier Yerevan had already refused to conduct exercises of the CSTO countries on its territory. According to experts, the tense situation in the Lachin corridor was the reason for this. According to the statement of the presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan, as well as the Prime Minister of Armenia, the route between the Armenian settlement of Goris and the capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Stepanakert, should be controlled by Russian peacekeepers.

However, on December 12 last year, units of the Azerbaijani army took control of the road. Armenia has repeatedly called on the Russian Federation to take action, but the Russian peacekeeping forces deployed in the region do not have the appropriate mandate.
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  1. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 12 January 2023 13: 52
    Something the journalist began to mark as kings ... Or princes?
    1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 12 January 2023 14: 46
      To the next world, together with the eternal traders ...
  2. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 12 January 2023 15: 11
    I think our Ministry of Foreign Affairs is underperforming. The republics of Transcaucasia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and others began to turn away from Russia. More scrupulous, comrades, more scrupulous.
    1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 13 January 2023 23: 03
      So they turn only to the sound of coins! Nothing can be done without Governors-General and strong bases + Russian education.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 12 January 2023 15: 14
    Armenia has repeatedly called on the Russian Federation to take action,

    Russia intervened early in the conflict. It was necessary to give Azerbaijan the opportunity to resolve the issue to the end. And now we just need to withdraw the troops and let Pashinyan act himself, since he is so smart.
  4. Watching Offline Watching
    Watching (Alex) 12 January 2023 17: 08
    What does Armenia want in general? NATO membership? Russia will not allow this. New massacre? The Turks / Azerbaijanis can arrange this for them.
    1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) 13 January 2023 12: 37
      The Armenians came to their senses, that's the whole truth. Aliyev drove to the Kremlin with a suitcase and decided everything, so who is the Targash who wants to join NATO, time will tell. But the fact is that Russia is losing everything, and the influence of both allies and the economy and money (300 lard) and people (who fled abroad and died in the war), what V.V. did. only Nikolai 2 and Gorbachev can compare with him.
      1. Ulan.1812 Offline Ulan.1812
        Ulan.1812 (Boris Gerasimov) 13 January 2023 17: 09
        Did the war go on in Armenia?
        And why did Armenia not comply with the UN Security Council resolution and the decision of the Minsk Group on the conflict?
        Or did they decide that the 6 regions of Azerbaijan that Armenia seized in 1993 are forever Armenian?
        Why didn't Armenia recognize the independence referendum in Karabakh?
        So before you blame someone, can you first look at yourself?
      2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
        sgrabik (Sergei) 13 January 2023 19: 09
        What are you talking about, what a massacre of Armenians, but if Russia had not brought in its peacekeepers and stopped the hostilities, then nothing would have been left of Armenia, if the Armenians began to move away from Russia towards the West, then sooner or later the massacre would be ensured for them, The West needs Armenia for the same reason that Ukraine was needed, only to unleash another war and nothing more.
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      4. skeptic Offline skeptic
        skeptic 13 January 2023 22: 11
        The Armenian authorities are inspired by the example of Ukraine. Look how much money the ukrovershka is raking in. This is the whole point. What they end up with is not important to them.
      5. Kapany3 Offline Kapany3
        Kapany3 16 January 2023 14: 25
        dare to be clever? Who are you to speak for all Armenians? As an Armenian, I am ashamed of such ... who do not see further than the TV set. Tell me, dear friend, does Armenia recognize Artsakh as a state? Now strain your gyrus, and maybe you will be lucky to answer your questions (claims).
      6. Grieg 23-47 Offline Grieg 23-47
        Grieg 23-47 (Victor) 16 January 2023 22: 03
        Russian was not taught at school?
        There are 11 mistakes in a short post! It must be known...
      7. Sparta Offline Sparta
        Sparta (Sparta) 18 January 2023 09: 00
        Only in the assets of foreign beneficiaries who were on the territory of the Russian Federation, 420 billion dollars are blocked. Plus, the Russian Federation does not pay coupons and dividends to unfriendly countries (this is about 1 billion per month). I know what I'm talking about.
    2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 13 January 2023 19: 00
      This fool, Pashinyan, took up this position at the American suggestion, but now, apparently, the time has come for him to begin to obediently work out the so-called help of the Stars and Stripes.
    3. Rainy Offline Rainy
      Rainy 13 January 2023 22: 26
      NATO membership? Russia will not allow it

      And who will ask Russia? Or Russia can somehow interfere? And how?
    4. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 13 January 2023 23: 08
      So it is necessary to agree with Aliyev so that he calms down these bawlers a little. They still do not remember the good - it was the same in the USSR. And under Pashinyan, soldiers threw boots with shouts - get out! So look at some fun ... As Russia stopped feeding, watering, dressing for free, so barbeque traders appeared. And to fight None of them left Russia. Isn't that right, Ashotik? (This person of this nationality - he throws his revelations into my personal).
  5. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 12 January 2023 17: 24
    Russia should announce to "journalists, kings, actors, half-educated" about its national interests "Russia is present in Armenia until 2050. These are the national interests of Russia. The issue is closed." Who will sit on which chair is your problem. To whom it will be difficult, the chair may break.
    1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) 13 January 2023 15: 32
      You are right, but what is in the national interest of Russia, please announce the weight of the list ??
      1. sat2004 Offline sat2004
        sat2004 13 January 2023 21: 24
        CSTO, CIS, Syria, Serbia and beyond the globe.
      2. Grieg 23-47 Offline Grieg 23-47
        Grieg 23-47 (Victor) 16 January 2023 22: 06
        Learn Russian! 5 mistakes.
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  6. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 12 January 2023 20: 31
    Peace in the Transcaucasus is only through the exchange of territories, and the first step is the exchange of the Zangezur corridor for the Lachin one.
    If they do not agree, sooner or later the Russian Federation will have to leave the base in Armenia for NATO, and the new Armenian-Azerbaijani war is likely to develop into an Iranian-Turkish one.
  7. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 13 January 2023 01: 13
    Soros fosterling has already surrendered Karabakh. He will also surrender Armenia. Well, the Americans will stand there or whoever, there will be no life for Armenia, no, the Kosovo option has already been worked out. And Pashinyan will leave for France, life is good. And the Armenians? Diaspora is waiting for you!
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  9. Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 13 January 2023 12: 45
    Those. was there some kind of agreement that the peacekeepers should control some area, and the Azerbaijani military simply threw them out of there? But instead of regaining control, they threw up their hands and decided to score? Well, I, too, in their place, didn’t really try for the sake of Armenia, they will spit in the back anyway, if not now, then tomorrow.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 January 2023 13: 40
      Armenia, with the Pashinyan revolution, went over to the side of the United States, which means against Russia as well. So the Russian Federation remains to strengthen the alliance with Azerbaijan and Turkey, which is more profitable. Let the United States, once subjugated Armenia, and protect it .. Yes, the protection will be weak, because Turkey is a member of NATO. Armenia has taken the path of self-destruction, forgetting the historical lessons under the false promises of the "democratic" Anglo-Saxon neo-colonizers.
  10. Alexbf109 Offline Alexbf109
    Alexbf109 (Alexey) 13 January 2023 13: 42
    Get it out! Let the Asians eat it. And what will remain of the Armenian opposition, eat up!
  11. isv000 Offline isv000
    isv000 13 January 2023 15: 46
    It's time for Pashik to try on a wooden mackintosh. Healed. Someone else's age seizes ...
  12. Foxsvl Offline Foxsvl
    Foxsvl (Vladimir) 13 January 2023 15: 52
    Apparently, it is necessary to somehow more actively participate in the political life of Armenia, not to let it take its course. Our enemies will tear a piece from the throat.
  13. Norma51 Offline Norma51
    Norma51 (Nick) 13 January 2023 18: 43
    Western countries and Ukraine demanded that Georgia open a second front against Russia. But the Georgian authorities did not want to quarrel with Russia again and help the Kyiv regime, Saakashvili's friends. Aliyev undertook to do this dirty work. What he is doing in the Lachin corridor (of course, together with Erdogan) is the opening of a second front. This is a mockery not only of the population of NK, but also of Russian peacekeepers, our military contingent. Taking advantage of the significant weakening of Russia in connection with the conflict in Ukraine, Aliyev struck in the back. At the same time, he is playing a cunning pro-Western and anti-Russian game. He makes big money on energy supplies to countries that are unfriendly to us, those that have declared an embargo on Russia and are pursuing a policy of destroying it. Displaces Russia wherever it can. Ursula von der Leyen says that Europe does not want to buy raw materials from Putin's bad dictatorship, it will buy from Aliyev's good dictatorship. At the same time, Aliyev is conducting clever propaganda in the West, emphasizing in every possible way that Armenia is not only in alliance with Russia, but even is its "slave". He once withdrew Azerbaijan from the CSTO, and now he boasts to his population that from the outside he influences all decisions of this organization regarding relations with Armenia through his friends - Lukashenka and the leaders of the Turkic-Muslim republics. The CSTO is actually paralyzed. However, it will revive again when another punitive operation is needed to save some rotten regime like Nazarbayev-Tokayev. In Russia, the network Aliyevshchina has taken on colossal proportions to denigrate Armenia and NK. In Azerbaijan itself, in all the media and school textbooks, Russia, its history and modernity are poured with the most fetid slops. And the Baku autocrat has gotten away with everything so far. Yes, there is turmoil in Russia now. But troubled decades will pass. And the Russian military has a good memory. Wouldn't it be better for the leader of the Baku regime to think now about the time when he will have to wallow at our boots and beg forgiveness for bullying and treachery?
    1. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
      Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 17 January 2023 13: 05
      CSTO paralyzed? And who is to blame?
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  15. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
    Grei grin (Gray Grin) 15 January 2023 00: 37
    Get "with a supply of Russian gaspadas for all the good that you have done for them, continue in the same spirit to lend them billions without returning to poverty and save them from coups, they will spit in your face more than once for this, it's their thanks to them!
  16. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
    Grei grin (Gray Grin) 15 January 2023 00: 43
    All these ... The Russian Empire took under its protection and did not build anything from them on purpose and did not even teach them to read and write, leaving them to live dirty, with the coming to power of the Communists, the construction and destruction of the illiteracy of these horses began, here on their own ... and they made people out of them, they thought that they had done it, but there was no grab, so they remained ungrateful!
    1. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
      Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 17 January 2023 13: 08
      Well, yes, we buy weapons from dirty Iran.