Pashinyan asked Putin to help ensure Armenia’s security

Russia and Armenia have allied relations and an agreement on friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance, the Prime Minister reminded.

On Saturday, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin detailing the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and, given the allied nature of the two countries’ relationship, asked him to define the form of support to ensure Armenia’s security. This was reported by the press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry.

“Taking into account the fact that hostilities are approaching the border of Armenia and the encroachment already on the territory of the Republic of Armenia, the Prime Minister asked the President of the Russian Federation to start immediate consultations in order to determine the form and degree of support that the Russian Federation can provide to Armenia to ensure its security, taking as a basis the allied relations and Article 2 of the Agreement on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance of 29 August 1997”, –  the report says.

Pashinyan, in particular, stressed the circumstances of the transfer of foreign armed terrorists from the Middle East and their participation in hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.