YEREVAN. – The US sanctions’ risk in case of technico-military cooperation with Russia is exaggerated, but that does not mean that it should be disregarded.
Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan stated about the aforementioned to reporters, after Thursday’s Cabinet meeting of the government of Armenia. He said this commenting on the information that the US embassy had warned the Armenian government that a matter of sanctions may arise if Armenia were to seal substantial technico-military deals with Russia.
“We [Armenia] must take into account all the developments that exist,” Kocharyan also noted.
And when asked whether the current US sanctions on Russian military industry companies may impact the Armenian-Russian technico-military cooperation, the Armenian deputy FM responded as follows, in particular: “We [are] are following the situation, and we are interested in maintaining our relations with Russia in the collaboration domain, which is an important component of our security.”
He added, however, that there is no such specific matter that will require negotiations with the Russian and American sides, alike.