The leadership of the Russian Federation is satisfied with the statement of the Prime Minister of Armenia, in which Nikol Pashinyan excuses himself for his words about the Russian Iskander and for their allegedly unsatisfactory (according to the head of the Armenian government) quality.
The Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti about it..
This is about Pashinyan's statement made last week that, that at the initial stage of the armed conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, Yerevan used operational-tactical missile systems (OTRK) "Iskander", but their missiles or didn't explode, or burst into 10 percent ". This statement was made by the Armenian Prime Minister in response to the words of the former head of the republic Serzh Sargsyan., in which he reproached Pashinyan for, that he did not use Iskander, in service with Yerevan.
But, as became known, after a conversation with Vladimir Putin, in which they touched on this issue, the prime minister concluded, that he was "incorrectly reported", so he could not immediately find his bearings. Pashinyan also noted, which highly values cooperation with Russia in the military-technical sphere.
Russian weapons are one of the best in the world. The Republic of Armenia continues close cooperation with the Russian Federation in the areas of the military industry and high technologies and intends to take steps to further deepen it..
– stated in the administration of Nikol Pashinyan. it is, moreover,, that earlier Pashinyan referred the Iskander OTRK to the "weapon of the 1980s".
The careless words of the Armenian prime minister about the Iskander PTRC caused a serious political crisis in the country. On the evening of today, another action is scheduled with demands for the resignation of Pashinyan.