Putin told Pashinyan Russia regarded Armenia as one of its closest allies in the region and wanted closer ties too.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told President Vladimir Putin on Monday that he wanted to further develop military relations with Russian Federation and stressed the importance of strategic ties between the neighboring countries.
Political commentator Grigor Atanesian pointed to Pashinyan's suggestion that he wants to sign new arms contracts with Moscow in a recent interview with Russian media.
M - On May 14, Sochi will host a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council with the participation of the presidents of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Prime Minister of Armenia, Kremlin said.
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The parliamentary faction that Pashinyan led submitted legislation a year ago to withdraw from the Eurasian Union.
They will also review the current issues of the EAEU's activities. Moreover, after putting forward his candidacy for prime minister, he said that the question of Armenia's membership would not be put forward by his administration.
After that began in Armenia announced by the opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan is a universal campaign of civil disobedience. He noted a long-standing concern in Armenia about the CSTO and exactly how it would intervene on Armenia's behalf in case war broke out with Azerbaijan. "I think it would be useful to make this clear and specify our mutual obligations - Armenia to its partners and vice versa - in specific situations".
Armenia is under the pressure of its two large Muslim neighbors, Turkey and Azerbaijan, and must lean on the security assistance of Russian Federation. God bless the Russian Federation, God bless the Republic of Armenia! "Thank you once again for this opportunity", Nikol Pashinyan said.