Moscow denies Yerevan's accusations that bilateral partnership and CSTO mechanisms were not sufficient for the defense of Armenia. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
"We absolutely do not agree with the words of Armenian Prime Minister [Nikol] Pashinyan that Armenia's decision to join the Rome Statute is due to the "inadequacy" of the CSTO and the Armenian-Russian partnership's tools to ensure Armenia's security.
It is not so. And I think that, in the end, the majority in Armenia understands that the tools of the CSTO and the Armenian-Russian partnership are absolutely irreplaceable at this moment," he said.