Many in Armenia want to lose Russia and make new friends, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with TASS.
"But first of all, historically, geographically, geopolitically it is impossible to lose Russia in the sense of completely ignoring its interests in Transcaucasia.
But such hopes are nurtured by some leaders in Yerevan and they speak about it directly. In fact, a similar idea popped, slipped in the recent speech of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who spoke about the need to compensate for the failed alliances on which Armenia relied in terms of ensuring its security, and to expand the circle of partners who will ensure this security," Lavrov said.
According to the Russian Foreign Minister, if Armenia relies on the United States, "as, in general, directly follows from the statements of many representatives of the Armenian leadership, then, perhaps, it would be good for them to look at the recent history, how the United States treated those whom it sought to take under its wing, promoting its geopolitical interests in areas of the world far from American shores.
"The fate of all these people is very, very unenviable," he concluded.