Arminfo.info



 Tuesday, June 18 2024 11:08
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Armenia`s transition under U.S., NATO umbrella to make it impossible  to maintain common defense space with Russia within CSTO - Mikhail  Galuzin

Armenia`s transition under U.S., NATO umbrella to make it impossible  to maintain common defense space with Russia within CSTO - Mikhail  Galuzin

ArmInfo. The transition of Armenia under the "umbrella" of the United States and NATO will make  it impossible to maintain a single defense space with the Russian  Federation and within the CSTO. This was stated by Deputy Foreign  Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Galuzin.

The diplomat noted that Russia does not have the "habit" of  interfering in the internal affairs of other states, since it knows  from its own experience how detrimentally this can affect the  development of the country.

At the same time, he emphasized that Moscow sincerely values ties  with Armenia and tries to build them in a mutually respectful and  mutually beneficial manner.

"The West, on the contrary, views the republic utilitarianly, as one  of the instruments of a hybrid war against Russia and other countries  of the South Caucasus. The goal is clear - to use the Armenian  "bridgehead" to form another source of tension in the region,"  Galuzin believes.

He is convinced that Western capitals are ready to calmly "bet on the  stake" on the socio-economic situation of the republic and its  security.

"Representatives of the United States, the European Union and NATO  are calling on Yerevan to sever all ties with Moscow and are seeking  to withdraw from our common integration associations. We see that  Armenia is actively being lured by the European perspective. It is  easy to guess that the country will be persuaded to abandon the  mechanisms that provide its economy with record growth over the past  years.  The severance of economic ties with Russia will mean the loss  of the main market for Armenian business," he noted.

"Further erosion of Armenia's sovereignty in the security sphere and  the transition to Western patterns under the "paper umbrella" of the  United States and NATO will simply make it impossible to maintain a  single defense space with Russia and within the CSTO," he told  Komsomolskaya Pravda.

As the Deputy Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry noted, under the  influence of Western narratives there was a sharp narrowing of  bilateral political contacts.

Unfounded criticism of Russia, the CSTO, and the existing security  system is increasingly heard from Yerevan. This is, to say the least,  unconstructive and short-sighted," Galuzin believes.

In his opinion, Yerevan's full participation in the work of the CSTO  meets the aspirations of the Armenian people and serves the cause of  maintaining peace and stability in the South Caucasus.

"No matter what the Westerners promise, who pushed the Armenian  authorities to "freeze" participation in the Organization, there are  no effective alternatives to the CSTO as a mechanism for ensuring the  security of Armenia today," the Russian diplomat is confident.

"The work to build the potential of the CSTO is moving  systematically, leaving Yerevan behind," said the Russian deputy  minister.

"New algorithms for crisis response are being developed, the  capabilities of the Organization's Collective Forces are being  strengthened, taking into account Russian combat experience, and  serious program documents are being adopted to ensure the border  security of our allies in Central Asia," Galuzin said.

As the Russian diplomat noted, Moscow has repeatedly and at various  levels clearly communicated its readiness to discuss issues that  concern Yerevan.

"They emphasized that Moscow was and remains committed to the entire  range of agreements both at the bilateral level and within the  framework of general integration structures, and did not abandon its  obligations to its allies. At the same time, we never received a  reaction to our various initiatives," said the Russian Deputy  Minister.

According to him, Moscow expects that "the Armenian leadership will  have enough political wisdom to understand the illusory nature of the  West's promises and the critical importance of relations with Russia  from the point of view of the sovereignty, security and economic  development of the republic."  

POST A COMMENT
Input digits     

News
Armenian vice-premier, U.S. Undersecretary of State discuss  cooperation in dealing with problems of forcibly displaced  Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians Armenian vice-premier, U.S. Undersecretary of State discuss  cooperation in dealing with problems of forcibly displaced  Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians 
EU has no official contact with Russia - Markus RitterEU has no official contact with Russia - Markus Ritter
RAU, Military Academy sign memorandum of cooperationRAU, Military Academy sign memorandum of cooperation
What rights of Artsakh Armenians can be discussed, with Armenia`s  `bicycle` foreign policy? - expertWhat rights of Artsakh Armenians can be discussed, with Armenia`s  `bicycle` foreign policy? - expert
Armenian FM meets with minister of economy of Oman Armenian FM meets with minister of economy of Oman 
Armenia`s authorities preparing public for new concessions Armenia`s authorities preparing public for new concessions 
GAIFF Pro Industry Platform announces its winners for 2024 editionGAIFF Pro Industry Platform announces its winners for 2024 edition
Use of force, gross violations of human rights, ethnic cleansing,  continue to define international relations  - Ararat Mirzoyan  Use of force, gross violations of human rights, ethnic cleansing,  continue to define international relations  - Ararat Mirzoyan  
U.N. should demand from Azerbaijan release of all Armenian prisoners  before COP29 summit - ExpressU.N. should demand from Azerbaijan release of all Armenian prisoners  before COP29 summit - Express
Washington continues to push Yerevan and Baku toward a peace  agreement - U.S. Dept of StateWashington continues to push Yerevan and Baku toward a peace  agreement - U.S. Dept of State
Baku regime trying to link resumption of Azerbaijani embassy in  Tehran with Iranian presidential election, but it is deception -  expert Baku regime trying to link resumption of Azerbaijani embassy in  Tehran with Iranian presidential election, but it is deception -  expert 
Bilingual catalog dedicated to Armenian cinema released Bilingual catalog dedicated to Armenian cinema released 
I want to see Armenian films not only in Yerevan, but also in New  York, Cannes, Berlin - Alexander Payne I want to see Armenian films not only in Yerevan, but also in New  York, Cannes, Berlin - Alexander Payne 
Joint Armenia-U.S. military exercise Joint Armenia-U.S. military exercise "EAGLE PARTNER 2024"
Armenia`s premier condemns attack on 45th president of U.S. Armenia`s premier condemns attack on 45th president of U.S. 
USAID to provide $4mln for supporting Armenian refugees USAID to provide $4mln for supporting Armenian refugees 
Artsakh residents call on UN to put pressure on Azerbaijan Artsakh residents call on UN to put pressure on Azerbaijan 
Armenian politician warns again being a plaything in other hands`Armenian politician warns again being a plaything in other hands`
I have not yet shot my best film - Jafar Panahi I have not yet shot my best film - Jafar Panahi 
Azerbaijan`s embassy in Iran resumes work Azerbaijan`s embassy in Iran resumes work 
Can government that failed to stop war bring peace? - Vahe  Hovhannisyan Can government that failed to stop war bring peace? - Vahe  Hovhannisyan 
Earthquake hits Armenia Earthquake hits Armenia 
We highly value special relations between our two states - Armenia`s  premier to French president We highly value special relations between our two states - Armenia`s  premier to French president 
Armenia could become hostage to Turkey-Azerbaijan`s whims for next  hundred years - ANCA repArmenia could become hostage to Turkey-Azerbaijan`s whims for next  hundred years - ANCA rep
U.S. Congressman inspired by new generation of American Armenians U.S. Congressman inspired by new generation of American Armenians 
Advantages of franchising discussed in Armenia with Acba Bank`s  participation Advantages of franchising discussed in Armenia with Acba Bank`s  participation 
Iran`s new administration `will prioritize strengthening relations  with neighbors` - Masoud PezeshkianIran`s new administration `will prioritize strengthening relations  with neighbors` - Masoud Pezeshkian
Iran`s potential needs to be used to promote issue of Armenians`  return to Nagorno-Karabakh Iran`s potential needs to be used to promote issue of Armenians`  return to Nagorno-Karabakh 
Armenia interested in developing coooperation with Georgia - premier Armenia interested in developing coooperation with Georgia - premier 
Despite Yerevan`s decision sum will be deposited for Armenia Despite Yerevan`s decision sum will be deposited for Armenia 
West interferes in internal affairs of both Armenia and its neighborsWest interferes in internal affairs of both Armenia and its neighbors
Turkish president has no objections to unblocking of Turkiye-Armenia  border Turkish president has no objections to unblocking of Turkiye-Armenia  border 
53 people use of law to evade military service 53 people use of law to evade military service 
Azerbaijani court sentences Nagorno-Karabakh resident Rashid  Beglaryan to 15 years in prison Azerbaijani court sentences Nagorno-Karabakh resident Rashid  Beglaryan to 15 years in prison 
Armenia`s authorities must report area of territories transferred to  Azerbaijan - opposition MPArmenia`s authorities must report area of territories transferred to  Azerbaijan - opposition MP
State Department must support Armenia`s sovereignty and defense -  Frank Pallone State Department must support Armenia`s sovereignty and defense -  Frank Pallone 
Turkiye wants agreement to be signed and peace to be established  between Armenia and Azerbaijan - ErdoganTurkiye wants agreement to be signed and peace to be established  between Armenia and Azerbaijan - Erdogan
Armenia abstains from voting at UN GA on draft resolution on  withdrawal of Russian troops Zaporozhye NPPArmenia abstains from voting at UN GA on draft resolution on  withdrawal of Russian troops Zaporozhye NPP
It is beneficial for Moscow that difficult period in relations  between Minsk and Yerevan ends as quickly as possible - Mikhail  GaluzinIt is beneficial for Moscow that difficult period in relations  between Minsk and Yerevan ends as quickly as possible - Mikhail  Galuzin
We want to see reconciliation between Armenia and Azerbaijan -  Recep Erdogan We want to see reconciliation between Armenia and Azerbaijan -  Recep Erdogan 
Armenia`s Investigation Committee completes investigation into  espionageArmenia`s Investigation Committee completes investigation into  espionage
Armenia`s premier emphasises effective work with citizens`  applications Armenia`s premier emphasises effective work with citizens`  applications 
Armenian-Greek relations are based on friendship, mutual support and  common values - Christos SofianopoulosArmenian-Greek relations are based on friendship, mutual support and  common values - Christos Sofianopoulos
UCD calls on Armenia`s authorities to release Armen Ashotyan UCD calls on Armenia`s authorities to release Armen Ashotyan 
About 300 forcibly displaced Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians apply for  housing programme in less than one month About 300 forcibly displaced Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians apply for  housing programme in less than one month 
No territories surrendered - Head of RA Cadaster No territories surrendered - Head of RA Cadaster 
"Ashik Kerib: Lost Backstage" exhibition opens on sidelines of Golden  Apricot  festival
Moscow regrets Armenia`s participation in NATO summit Moscow regrets Armenia`s participation in NATO summit 
Washington encourages Yerevan, Baku to finalize peace deal as soon as  possibleWashington encourages Yerevan, Baku to finalize peace deal as soon as  possible
Yerevan expects UNESCO to take steps to protect Nagorno-Karabakh`s  historical heritage  Yerevan expects UNESCO to take steps to protect Nagorno-Karabakh`s  historical heritage  
AMD 4․046․161 to the Strong Mind NGO. July`s beneficiary is the SIA Armenia programAMD 4․046․161 to the Strong Mind NGO. July`s beneficiary is the SIA Armenia program
Ardshinbank was again Named Best in Two Categories by Asian Banking & Finance MagazineArdshinbank was again Named Best in Two Categories by Asian Banking & Finance Magazine
Only 3.3% of Armenia`s residents for amendments to Armenia`s  ConstitutionOnly 3.3% of Armenia`s residents for amendments to Armenia`s  Constitution
US willing to support Armenian government`s programmes to improve  country`s resilience - USAID Administrator US willing to support Armenian government`s programmes to improve  country`s resilience - USAID Administrator 
Armenia, China to cooperate in biomedicineArmenia, China to cooperate in biomedicine
Housing platform for forcibly displaced Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians  launched Housing platform for forcibly displaced Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians  launched 
Yerevan-Vienna military cooperation discussed Yerevan-Vienna military cooperation discussed 
More Armenians in favor of NATO  - poll  More Armenians in favor of NATO  - poll  
Armenian team win 8 medals at International Physics OlympiadArmenian team win 8 medals at International Physics Olympiad
Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs to meet in Washington Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs to meet in Washington 
Read more



Commented