Russia is a strategic partner of Armenia in terms of security. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated this in an interview with the BBC's HARDtalk program.
“We are a member of the Eurasian economic union, which is an economic union. And we have a comprehensive, enhanced partnership agreement with the European Union,” Pashinyan added when asked who Armenia prefers: Russia, or the EU and NATO.
“And by the way, now the European Union is our main partner in our reform agenda implementation. We have quite effective cooperation with NATO and by the way, we are participating in a peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan, in Lebanon, in Kosovo,” Pashinyan added.
And when asked again who Armenia prefer, the PM said: “We have good relations with Iran, and we are doing our best to keep our good relations with the United States and with Iran and in the same time be fully, fully devoted to our international commitments.”