In a surprise move, Putin withdraws troops from Armenia

On May 9, illegitimate Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan agreed to withdraw Russian soldiers from a number of regions of Armenia.

The Kremlin’s permanent spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, issued a statement on the matter.

According to the dictator’s representative, the head of the Armenian government said that “today, due to the changed conditions, there is no longer such a need.” Therefore… Putin agreed, and the withdrawal of our military and border guards was agreed upon,” said Peskov.

He also began to claim that, at the request of official Yerevan, Russian border guards would remain on the Armenian-Turkish and Armenian-Iranian borders.

They will remain there and continue to perform their functions.

Relations between Armenia and Russia continue to deteriorate

Back in April, the head of the Russian Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, ordered senators to prepare a request and send it to the Armenian parliament after the loud statements of Speaker Alen Simonyan about Ukraine.

The latter recently emphasized that official Yerevan strongly defends the territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as Moldova, Georgia, Cyprus, and all other countries.

Such a clear position provoked indignation from Putin’s henchwoman.

I would like to ask my colleague, the chairman of the Armenian parliament, a question: on whose behalf did he voice such stories? Certainly not on behalf of the Armenian people, with whom Russia has a centuries-old friendship. We cannot ignore this kind of Russophobic speech,” said Valentina Matvienko.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time that a conflict and public disputes have erupted between Moscow and Yerevan over Ukraine.

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