June 18, 2022 - 12:15 AMT
Putin says "interested" in stabilization of situation in Armenia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with Armenian President Vahagn Khachaturian on Friday, June 17 that Russia understands everything that is happening in Armenia and what the situation in the country to be stable.

"We understand everything that is happening today in Armenia, around Armenia. We are determined to develop our partnership relations. We are interested in the situation in the country being stable and guaranteeing progressive development," Putin said, according to RIA Novosti.

He noted that Armenia is a strategic ally of Russia: "We appreciate that."

The two Presidents met on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.