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TBILISI: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Tuesday that there were “problems” in his country’s relations with Russia, but no crisis, Russian news agencies reported.

Armenia and Russia are formal allies through a mutual self-defense agreement, but Yerevan has been displeased by Russia’s reluctance to provide stronger support in its long-running conflict with Azerbaijan.

“There is no crisis in the relationship. We talk, discuss things, point out that there are problems – which are objective,” Interfax quoted Pashinyan as telling a news conference.

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In 2020 Russia sent peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh – an Armenian-populated region of Azerbaijan that both sides have contested for decades – to end weeks of fighting that saw thousands killed and Azerbaijan make significant territorial gains to head

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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev was in Germany on Tuesday to meet Chancellor Olaf Scholz as Europe vieed to play a bigger role in settling the dispute between Baku and Yerevan. Pashinyan visited Berlin for a similar meeting earlier this month.

Following Pashinyan’s comments, Russia’s foreign ministry said it was planning a meeting with the Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers in Moscow as Russia seeks to maintain its role as the traditional regional power broker.

In the latest stand-off over Nagorno-Karabakh, Azeris claiming to be environmental protesters have been blocking the Lachin corridor – the only road route between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh – since December, triggering food and medicine shortages in the region. Yerevan says they are agitators supported by Azerbaijan, while Baku says they have legitimate grievances over illegal mining by Armenians.

Azerbaijan-Armenia border clashes kill three

The two sides have been locked in diplomacy over an attempt to broker a lasting peace settlement since Azerbaijan carried out large-scale cross-border attacks inside Armenia last September that Yerevan described as unprovoked aggression.

Azerbaijan said its troops responded after Armenian sabotage units tried to mine its positions. More than 200 Armenian soldiers and about 80 Azerbaijanis were killed.


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