ArmInfo. First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and Relations with Compatriots Konstantin Zatulin refused to comment on issues related to the candidature of the CSTO Secretary General in order to avoid further insinuations.
So, on November 30 in Yerevan on the margins of the first plenary session of the ''Lazarev Club'' When asked to comment on the situation around the CSTO Secretary General post, he said in particular: "I repeat once again, I understand why the question of the candidature of the CSTO Secretary General has acquired such epochal significance, although Many people still have not been particularly interested in the activities of the General Secretariat. Even more, it so alarmed some of our participants that even the former CSTO Secretary General (Nikolai Bordyuzha - Ed.) refused to go so that he would not be asked questions, ", said the Russian parliamentarian, while adding that he also does not want to answer this question, since the decision was not made and it will be discussed on December 6 in St. Petersburg.
Zatulin urged to understand him correctly, recalling that he does not represent this structure and is not familiar with the situation inside it. According to him, he can share his assumptions, but they can then be interpreted in different ways. "If I make assumptions now, then someone will definitely be unhappy. I do not want to aggravate the problem, and I would like to remind you that the emergency situation in the CSTO is caused by the resignation of the representative of Armenia - Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov.
This case is not described in the CSTO charter and the leaders of the Organization will have to solve this incident for the first time in a similar way. You know about the positions taken by different parties, and I will not comment on them so that there will be no further insinuations, "Zatulin said.