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Armenia announced plans to withdraw from the CSTO

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun13,2024

Armenia announced plans to withdraw from the CSTO

Photo: Nikol Pashinyan

< p>Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced his intention to withdraw the country from the Russian-dominated Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), amid increasing tensions between the two allies.

According to Pashinyan, his The government will later decide on the timing of withdrawal from the CSTO, which, in addition to Armenia and Russia, also includes the Central Asian states: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, reports  Associated Press agency.

Against the backdrop of a growing rift with Russia, Armenia previously froze its participation in the alliance, canceled participation in joint military exercises and skipped CSTO summits.

Speaking in parliament on Wednesday 12 June, Pashinyan for the first time announced that Armenia would completely withdraw from the CSTO. According to him, the government will later decide when to take the final step.

"We will come out, – Pashinyan said. – We will decide when to leave. We will not return, we have no other way.”.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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