Armenia may terminate its membership in the Collective Security Treaty Organization amid the escalation of the conflict with Azerbaijan.
“Recently, as a result of contacts with a number of colleagues from the CSTO, I noticed that the CSTO also notes that certain public sentiments in Armenia are developing very quickly. During the conversation, it was even said that there are fears that Armenia will leave the CSTO. I formulated the opposite, my reaction was that there is a fear that the CSTO will leave Armenia,” Pashinyan said.
He emphasized that this is “not just a play on words, it is a very serious meaning.”
According to him, earlier during the discussion of security issues in the CSTO, he received clear assurances that the border of Armenia is a red line for the CSTO.
“When events took place last year in the areas of Sotko and Khoznavar, we naturally turned to the CSTO and received a very strange answer that the border is not demarcated and delimited. Hence the question arose: in this case, where does this red line pass?” – emphasized the Armenian Prime Minister.