November 18, 2023 - 16:11 AMT
Peskov says no Putin-Pashinyan talks planned before CSTO summit

A telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan before the CSTO summit, which will take place in Minsk on November 23, is not planned, the Russian leader’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said Friday, November 18.

“Not yet. But the summit itself has not yet taken place... As far as I know, Pashinyan is not going to Minsk,” Peskov told reporters, RIA Novosti reports.

Pashinyan’s spokesperson Nazeli Baghdasaryan said Tuesday that he will not participate in the meeting of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) slated for November 23.