Today, the RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu and the delegation headed by him.
Nikol Pashinyan in particular noted. "Dear Sergey Kuzhugetovich, I welcome you to Armenia. This is a very important visit. I would like to note that during the war we have always felt the support of the Russian Federation, the Russian President, the Prime Minister, your personal support. I want to thank you for that.
Of course, there was also a hard period before the war, but now are more difficult times, and we hope that during this period we will be able to deepen our cooperation with the Russian Federation, including in the field of security, and not only security but also military-technical cooperation.
Now, of course, the military-political situation in our region is different. It has changed, and all the parameters of that situation have yet to be studied. I am confident that in the spirit of strategic cooperation and brotherly friendship between Armenia and Russia, our ties will continue to deepen in the near future and in the strategic future, our cooperation will be closer and more strategic. Thank you".
In his speech, the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu noted. "Dear Nikol Vovayevich, thank you for the reception and the meeting. We have come with very specific issues. You know that after the signed statement we quickly called the entire peacekeeping force, the deployment of which we completed the day before yesterday. These days we have stationed in practically the whole territory of Karabakh with 23 observation posts, we control the road leading to Stepanakert, the Lachin corridor and ensure the movement, the return of the refugees.
Much work is expected in the future, this time, I hope, to establish a peaceful life in Karabakh. Of course, our main task is to prevent bloodshed, a task set before us by our Commander-in-Chief, and we, no doubt, intend to carry it out. In addition, we intend to discuss issues related to the future life and work of our peacekeepers, what is needed for that. Naturally, we also intend to discuss all the issues related to our cooperation in both military and military-technical directions. We have come with a great program and hope to implement it. Thank you".
A wide range of issues related to the situation in Nagorno Karabakh, military and military-technical cooperation between Armenia and Russia were discussed at the meeting.