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09 December 2023

Russian Foreign Ministry: US and EU convince Armenia to withdraw from CSTO and force cooperation with NATO

Today there was another briefing by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. Traditionally, the correspondent of The Moscow Post asked his questions.

In a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry dated September 25, Armenia is called "a hostage to the geopolitical games of the West."

"How do you assess the goals of the US and NATO policy in Armenia? What can Russia and other Armenian CSTO allies expect? In particular, how, in your opinion, can the situation in Armenia "destabilize the common Eurasian space," as noted in the Statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry?, "- asked the journalist of our publication.

Maria Zakharova pointed out that the United States and other NATO countries set out to destabilize the common Eurasian space. The United States has previously seen post-Soviet territories as an arena of geopolitical rivalry with Russia.

Against the background of events in Ukraine, the States ceased to hide that their main goal was to squeeze Russia out of the south Caucasus. To achieve their manic goal, they are ready for any adventures and sacrifices. Whether it is military escalation, undermining stability in a particular country, and so on.

We see with what destructive fanaticity the Americans are processing Yerevan. The head of the US Agency for International Development, known for its Russophobia Power, came to the Republic. Deputy Secretary of State Kim, who admitted that the United States is reorienting countries from alliance with Russia. There was a delegation of the US Congress led by Senator Peters.

"According to the incoming information, Washington and Brussels convince the Armenian leadership to leave the CSTO, force cooperation with NATO, reorient the military-technical cooperation and sign a peace treaty with Azerbaijan without taking into account the rights of Karabakh citizens of Armenia," the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

In pursuit of goals and results, the West forgot about its own statements in the field of human rights. They ignore the beatings and arrests of demonstrators in Armenia. The United States does not see and does not want to comment on what is happening with the opposition in the country, which is threatened if rallies continue. All this is another pseudo-democracy.

There is a violation of our own democratic values, but in fact it is interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states.

Another question of The Moscow Post concerned consular cooperation between Russia and the unrecognized Turkish Republic of the North. They are waiting for the opening of the consulate of the Russian Federation, as allegedly already agreed by the President of Russia and Turkey.

"What can you say about this?" - asked the journalist.

Maria Zakharova pointed out that regarding the status and format of the work of the consulate - this is all under development.

On the issue of consular services for Russians who live in the northern part of Cyprus, the need to solve it is long overdue and even overripe. Now, as part of providing citizens with the necessary range of services, on September 21, another meeting was held in the northern part of Nicosia. The reception was provided by two mobile field complexes that can accept applications for the issuance of new generation passports, more than 70 applications were accepted, more than 15 passports were issued. A large number of applications for Russian citizenship by children have been accepted.

A group of consular staff visited citizens who could not come for health reasons, they were visited at home. The total number of consular services received or signed up for them is approaching a thousand people. This is the data of the most recent time.

"The next consular session will take place at the end of September," the diplomat summed up.

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