The emphasis should be placed on relations with Russia and the provisions of the bilateral agreement with Moscow. Robert Kocharyan—the second President, leader of the "Armenia" bloc which will run in Sunday’s snap parliamentary elections, and its candidate for prime minister—said this in an interview with Russian media.
"I did not expect anything from the CSTO in this issue. The most they can do is make a statement, a call for peace, restraint. The situation is such that Azerbaijan's relations with virtually all CSTO countries—except Russia—are much better than Armenia's relations. The level of cooperation—both in the economy and in the military-technical sphere—is also higher for them [Azerbaijan] than Armenia's relations with those countries. Why give the ‘air’ to each other in vain, realizing that, well, nothing will happen? Therefore, I think the emphasis here should be placed on relations with Russia and the provisions of the bilateral agreement with Moscow," said the second president.