The Kremlin does not like the Armenian-American military maneuvers
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Dmitry Peskov warned.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday that the fact that Armenia is preparing to hold joint military exercises with the United States alerts the Kremlin to the need to be careful. He added, “Such news calls for caution, especially in the current situation. We will analyze the relevant news thoroughly,” the Kremlin spokesman said in response to the fact that a joint Armenian-American military exercise was being prepared.
On Tuesday, a Kremlin spokesman expressed his disagreement with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s claim that Russia has withdrawn from the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict, and even wants to voluntarily withdraw from Transcaucasia.
Today, Wednesday, the Armenian Ministry of Defense announced that from Monday to September 20, a joint Armenian-American military exercise will be held on the territory of Armenia, at the Zar Armenian Peacekeeping Brigade training center, under the name Eagle Partner 2023, within the framework of the Partnership for Peace program. of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. According to the ministry, stabilization operations and peacekeeping missions between parties to the conflict are carried out during the exercises.
Prime Minister Basinjan said in January that Armenia does not consider it appropriate to hold military exercises within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on the territory of the country in 2023. The dominant member of the CSTO military coalition is Russia.