The Kremlin is anxiously watching the development of the situation in Armenia, but considers it exclusively an internal matter of the country. This was announced to reporters on Thursday by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.
Earlier on Thursday, the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces issued a statement , which said that in connection with the current situation, the military demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister and the government of the country, which “are not able to make adequate decisions in a crisis situation,” and also recommended to refrain from using force. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan then fired the Chief of the General Staff, Colonel General Onik Gasparyan. He described the demand for his resignation as an attempted military coup and urged supporters to come to Republic Square.
“We are watching with concern the development of the situation in Armenia,” Peskov said, answering a question about the Kremlin’s attitude to what is happening. “And we consider this an exclusively internal affair of Armenia, our very important and close ally in the Caucasus.”
The spokesman for the Russian president added that Moscow calls on everyone to calm down and believes that the situation “should remain in the constitutional field.”
“Armenia, in addition to very close, rich in traditions of bilateral relations, is also important for us from the point of view of interaction through the EAEU, CSTO, CIS and so on,” Peskov assured. “These are very important areas of our interaction.” Also, according to him, now there is an important task for the further implementation of the trilateral agreement on the settlement of the situation in Artsakh.
Peskov said that there have been no contacts between Moscow and Yerevan on the events in Armenia yet, but they “are organized quite quickly if necessary.” At the same time, the Kremlin representative did not answer the question of whether the Russian Federation could become a mediator in resolving the situation in the republic. “I have nothing to add to what I have already said,” he reacted.
Earlier, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia issued a statement in which it was said that in connection with the current situation, the military demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister and the government, and also recommended refraining from the use of force.
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