ArmInfo.Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan criticized the actions of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) during the conflict with Azerbaijan. He also called on the member countries of the organization to synchronize actions.
According to Pashinyan, the anniversary of the organization is a very good occasion to sum up some results and discuss the prospects for the further development of the organization. "There is a lot of positive in the history of the CSTO, because in fact the CSTO has been and will be the most important factor in ensuring security and stability in the region," he said on May 16 at the anniversary meeting of the leaders of the CSTO countries in Moscow.
He agreed with the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, who had previously raised important and problematic issues regarding the interaction between the CSTO member countries. , Pashinyan said.
The Prime Minister touched upon the effectiveness of the military-political bloc's rapid reaction mechanisms. He recalled that last year these days, Azerbaijani troops invaded the sovereign territory of Armenia, and the latter turned to the CSTO to activate mechanisms to prevent crisis situations. "But, unfortunately, we cannot say that the organization reacted as the Republic of Armenia expected," Pashinyan said. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, which currently chairs the CSTO, also recalled that the republic had long raised the issue of selling weapons to Azerbaijan, an unfriendly country of Armenia, by some CSTO states.
At the same time, the head of government emphasized the special role of the Russian Federation and personally Russian President Vladimir Putin in the suspension of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh. "I want to reaffirm that Armenia continues to be committed to the tripartite statements of November 9, 2020, January 11 and November 26, 2021, signed by the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan," he stressed. As Pashinyan pointed out, Armenia, as a founding member of the CSTO, is committed to fulfilling its obligations and considers the Organization a key factor in stability and security in the Eurasian region and for the Republic of Armenia. "Armenia is generally positively disposed to fully support the Organization and its further development," the RA Prime Minister summed up.