Russia Wants Stability in Armenia ‘As Soon As Possible’

By PANARMENIAN.NET | Saturday, 07 May 2022

– Russia wants the “difficult period” in Armenia to be over and be replaced by a period of stability as soon as possible, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Thursday, May 4, RIA Novosti reports.

“This is entirely and completely Armenia’s internal affair. Armenia, as you know, is our ally, it is our partner in several very important integration formats. Armenia is our great friend,” Peskov said.

“And therefore, of course, we are interested in this period to end in Armenia as soon as possible, and a period of stability to come again.”

Peskov added that stability in Armenia “will make it possible to gradually move towards the implementation of trilateral agreements on Karabakh, which were reached with the participation of the Russian President”, as well as towards the development of bilateral relations.

In recent days, protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan have taken to the streets to block major roads in the capital Yerevan and call on the population to commit acts of civil disobedience. Pashinyan has come under fire after he and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev agreed to start drafting a bilateral peace treaty to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and set up a joint commission on demarcating the borders.