On November 9, Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov traveled to Armenia. The visit was agreed upon shortly before. The next day, President Vladimir Putin ordered the government of Russia to start negotiations with Armenia on establishing a joint regional air defense system (Pravo.gov.ru, November 11). Preliminary consultations concerning the issue were conducted during Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s snap visit to Moscow, on September 7, as well as during a Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit in Tajikistan, in mid-September.
Few details about the planned treaty are available. However, according to Armenian Deputy Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan, it will …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation