- Armenia’s dissatisfaction with the CSTO stems from the organization’s inaction during Azerbaijani incursions and increased cooperation with the EU.
- The Armenian government explores various options, including Euro-integration and adopting a non-bloc status, amidst debates about expelling Russian military bases.
- Analysts suggest that Armenia’s departure from the CSTO could be a logical outcome, potentially opening avenues for diverse defense and military-industrial collaborations with other countries.
Armenia’s possible exit from the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is being discussed more and more actively as differences grow between Yerevan and Moscow.
Many in Armenia are wondering what the point is of remaining in a military alliance that has demonstrated its unwillingness to protect the country.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has repeatedly denied claims, including by Russian officials, of an imminent change in Armenia’s foreign policy vector, but that has not stopped speculation as to how the country might leave the CSTO and what would come next. Representatives of the authorities are themselves musing about this prospect…
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