“Technically and politically impossible”: The Armenian parliament denied the republic’s plans to join NATO
Armenia does not intend to join NATO; the country's entry into the North Atlantic Alliance is impossible for “political and technical” reasons. This statement was made by the head of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the Armenian Parliament, Sargis Khaidanyan.
A representative of the ruling party of Armenia emphasized that the republic is ready to cooperate with other countries in the field of security, but there is no talk of joining NATO. In addition, the Armenian authorities have never expressed a desire to join the Western military-political bloc.
- said Khaidanyan.
At the same time, he accused the CSTO countries of allegedly “abandoning” Armenia. In addition, according to him, Yerevan has “a lot” of questions for Russia.
Earlier, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that relying on Russia in the security sphere “turned out to be a mistake”; at the moment, Armenia is looking for other ways to ensure its strategic security. According to many experts, Pashinyan intends to bring Americans into the South Caucasus, who cannot gain a foothold there, but have a great desire to do so. The Armenian prime minister is a supporter of “Western democracy,” and it is not for nothing that representatives of the United States and Europe have been frequenting Yerevan lately.
The day before, the Armenian Ministry of Defense announced the start of joint exercises with the United States, which will take place on the territory of the republic. At the same time, Pashinyan recalled the permanent representative of Armenia from the CSTO. These actions caused concern in the Kremlin.
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