Armenia 'confident' Russia will defend it if necessary: PM

AFP , Tuesday 6 Oct 2020

'In case of a security threat to Armenia, Russia's engagement will be subject to our treaty framework,' Pashinyan told AFP in an interview in Yerevan

Nikol Pashinyan
FILE PHOTO: Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) hold a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said Tuesday that he was sure Russia would come to its defence if necessary in its conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.

"In case of a security threat to Armenia, Russia's engagement will be subject to our treaty framework," Pashinyan told AFP in an interview in Yerevan. "I am confident that as per the situation, Russia will uphold its treaty obligations."

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