Armenia's presence in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, which is actually headed by Russia, creates "certain problems" for it, so it is important for Yerevan to cooperate with Western partners in security matters.
This was stated by the Secretary of the Security Council of the country, Armen Hryhoryan, on the Public Television of Armenia.
According to him, since 2020, "it is difficult to come up with any example" of assistance to Armenia from the CSTO.
"During the three large-scale attacks by Azerbaijan, the CSTO did not help Armenia, and when Armenia eventually sought and found alternatives, such as the deployment of the European Union's monitoring mission, only then did the CSTO begin to provide assistance," Hryhoryan added.
"Armenia has been attacked three times, and in the end the so-called military bloc is offering Armenia a fact-finding mission. It's not serious at least," he said.
Another problem, according to the secretary of the Security Council of Armenia, is the payment for Russian weapons due to delays in their delivery.
"We see the reality that exists - this is the Russia-Ukraine war, the capabilities of Russia to maintain its own war, and the fact that its capabilities are not so great as to export weapons, and we went the way of finding other resources. There are many countries with which we we are intensively conducting negotiations on the purchase of weapons," Grigoryan said.
The CSTO is a military-political international organization that includes Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.
Earlier, the Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia said that the possibility of withdrawing from the Collective Security Treaty Organization was discussed in the country. And in May, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that the country's withdrawal from the CSTO was not removed from the agenda.