All huge countries, including Russia, have their own interests, and they advance those interests. Speaker Alen Simonyan of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia announced this to reporters in the NA Tuesday, and referring to an article of the Haykakan Zhamanak daily where it is stated that Russia wants from Armenia virtually the same as what it wants from Ukraine, but in the case of Armenia, it uses Azerbaijan and, to some extent, the Russian troops stationed in Armenia.
"It is another question how we [i.e., Armenia] will be able to withstand those interests, what counterbalances we will find, what ‘exits’ we will find to get out of that situation. I believe that as of now, we are doing our best and we will continue to do it," said Simonyan.
And to the question why Russia does not give Armenia the weapons it is due in exchange for the millions of dollars that Armenia gave for them, Simonyan responded: "I cannot say that what the [Armenian] prime minister's said refers to Russia, and I do not have such information. If there is such a thing, maybe it could be due to what is happening in Ukraine."