Yerevan is making a huge mistake by deliberately trying to spoil relations with Russia and make the country hostage to the geopolitical games of the West, the Russian Foreign Ministry said today in connection with the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia.
"We are convinced that Yerevan's leadership is making a huge mistake by deliberately trying to destroy Armenia's multilateral and centuries-old ties with Russia and make the country hostage to the geopolitical games of the West," the ministry said in a statement.
The diplomatic ministry also criticized Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's September 24 message of independence. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, it contains unacceptable attacks on the Russian Federation and provokes the rejection of Moscow. "The head of the government actually admitted that all this time the republic was consciously prepared to turn away from Russia," the ministry said.
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"In the field of regional affairs, Nikol Pashinyan, instead of respecting the gentlemen's agreement between the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia from November 2020, to leave the decision on the status of Nagorno-Karabakh to future generations, succumbed to the exhortations of the West," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.