During his online press conference, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan didn’t give a clear answer to Armdaily.am’s question whether Armenia has applied to Russia and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) through a written procedure in order for the country and the CSTO to fulfill the obligations laid down in the relevant treaty and whether Russia and the CSTO are fulfilling those obligations before Armenia.
“I don’t know if the news has been released, but Armenia has applied to the Russian Federation and the CSTO in regard to the situation created on May 12 of this year. The event that took place on November 16 is part of the events of May 12 — the Azerbaijani Armed Forces invaded the territory of Armenia, and we continue the discussions, and Armenia will consistently protect its rights in all instances.
Armenia won’t accept the policy of coercion. Armenia is a sovereign state. During the session of the Security Council, I expressed the will of our government and people to protect the sovereignty, independence and statehood of Armenia, and yes, also democracy. I believe we need to provide solutions. However, Armenia won’t act under coercion. We will use all the international formats and leverages to protect our rights,” Pashinyan said.