Armenia opts out of hosting CSTO peacekeeping exercises citing inexpediency


YEREVAN, JANUARY 10, ARTSAKHPRESS. Armenia will not host the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) joint peacekeeping exercises this year because holding the exercises in the current situation is inexpedient, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said.

“The Armenian Minister of Defense has already notified the CSTO Joint Staff that we don’t consider holding such exercises in Armenia in this situation to be expedient. And that exercises won’t take place in Armenia, [at least] this year,” Pashinyan said when asked to comment.

Earlier the Russian Ministry of Defense said that the CSTO peacekeeping exercises will be held in Armenia.

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