Russian President Vladimir Putin answered the question about the special attitude towards Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. He stated this during a press conference, which was broadcast by TV channel “Russia 24”.
The Russian leader stressed that he did not understand such hints. “I don’t understand what I mean. I do not note any peculiarities in our relations with Armenia lately, including during the time when Prime Minister Pashinyan was in power, ”he explained. Putin described the relationship with the head of the Armenian government as “quite trusting and constructive.”
At the same time, Moscow’s relations with the former government of Armenia were also good, but this did not in any way affect Russian-Armenian interstate relations. “The basis of our relations is cultural and religious closeness, many things historically bind us, and this is even more important than relations between specific people,” the president concluded.
Earlier, Putin commented on the accusations of betrayal against Pashinyan. He stated that these claims were groundless.
Mass protests began in Yerevan on the night of November 10, after Pashinyan, together with the leaders of Russia and Azerbaijan, signed an agreement to resolve the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Pashinyan came to power amid popular protests following the ouster of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan in May 2018.