Armenia has not been an ally of Russia in the war against Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion in February 2022.
This was stated by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, according to Reuters.
"I said, in the Ukraine situation, we are not Russia’s ally. And that’s the reality," Pashinyan stated.
He added that "with the US or France or other partners, our (Armenian – ed.) security cooperation is not targeted against our other security sector partner".
Over the past 30 years, Armenia and Azerbaijan have fought two major wars over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. This region is part of Azerbaijan and in September last year, Azerbaijani troops took full control of it.
In recent months, Pashinyan has said that Armenia can no longer rely on Russia for its defense needs, as his country has not received the necessary assistance from Moscow.
Pashinyan also expressed hope that Azerbaijan would remain committed to a lasting peace treaty.