Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan has declared that Moscow and Yerevan can’t act against each other because they are strategic allies.
“There can’t be a case when Armenia would want to cause harm to Russia. In any case, this is our notion of strategic partnership…We can never act against each other, and we can’t act against each other anywhere,” Pashinyan declared, commenting, at the request of Rosiyskaya Gazeta, on the information of several mass media outlets that the Pentagon may order activities at the Armenian laboratories built at the expense of US funding.
The Prime Minister also stated that even though those laboratories were created through funding from the US government, they are exclusively considered the ownership of the Republic of Armenia.
Earlier, it was announced that Russia and Armenia have postponed the signing of a memorandum on permitting the entry of Russian specialists into those laboratories. The document was supposed to be signed during the recent visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia to Armenia, but the document wasn’t signed for unknown reasons.
“We had a draft agreement with Russia and were ready to sign it, but our Russian colleagues decided to work on that a little more. We’ll work on it, and if the two sides reach an agreement, we’ll sign,” Pashinyan clarified.