Russian peacekeepers failed their mission, Pashinyan says


Russian peacekeepers failed their mission, Pashinyan says

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, in an interview with Politico Europe published on September 13, agreed with the journalist’s suggestion that Russia is not fulfilling its functions as a peacemaker. 


“Yes, Russian peacekeepers failed their mission. But on the other hand, I cannot say that if there were no Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, then under these conditions the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh would have been better,” Pashinyan said.

Speaking about the scope of support from Western countries and organizations in terms of security, the Prime Minister of Armenia in particular highlighted the role of the civil mission of the European Union.

“I consider the approval by the European Union of a civilian mission in Armenia on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border to be quite serious support, for which I constantly thank our partners. The European Union and the United States also support us in pursuing our democratic reform agenda. But I cannot say that the help and support we receive is sufficient to solve our problems and implement our agenda,” said Nikol Pashinyan.

When asked by a journalist about “building bridges with the West” and polemics with the Kremlin on some key issues, the Armenian leader noted that the strategic dialogue with the United States began a long time ago and military exercises were held in the past. “In general, I do not want and do not need to consider Armenia in the role of some kind of proxy. The Republic of Armenia, of course, is a country with very serious security problems, but we see the solution to security problems in strengthening sovereignty and independence,” he said.

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