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Kremlin: Russia has not yet come to an understanding of Armenia`s  position regarding membership in CSTO

Kremlin: Russia has not yet come to an understanding of Armenia`s  position regarding membership in CSTO

ArmInfo. The Charter of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) does not provide for  the "freezing" of the membership of a particular country. This was stated by spokesperson of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, referring to the statement by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan  that the country's participation in the CSTO is "frozen."

According to him, Kremlin. Russia has not yet come to an  understanding of Armenia's position regarding membership in the  organization. "Moscow continues contacts with Yerevan on this topic,"  a Kremlin representative said during a news conference. He clarified  that, according to the "text of the relevant documents", a regulation  of "freezing" of CSTO membership "de jure simply does not exist". "We  have quite frequent contacts with our Armenian partners. Of course,  we will clarify this (issue). We'll communicate, We'll figure it  out,"," Peskov noted, Kommersant reports.

He also informed that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian  Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan were not in contact after Yerevan's  statement about freezing participation in the CSTO format.  Prime  Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, in an interview with France24 TV  channel, stated that the collective security agreement regarding  Armenia was not implemented, and the republic froze its participation  in the CSTO.

The CSTO Secretariat stated that it had not received relevant  notifications from Yerevan.  Russian President spokesperson Dmitry  Peskov also noted that Yerevan did not send official notifications  regarding the freeze of membership in the Collective Security Treaty  Organization. "The Armenian side did not take any official actions in  this regard. We intend to contact with our colleagues and clarify the  meaning of these statements," he said.  Peskov also noted that the  Russian President does not yet plan to discuss this issue with the  Prime Minister of Armenia. 

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