Armenia PM was misinformed about Iskander missiles, says spokesperson

March 1, 2021 – 14:53 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has been given inaccurate information concerning the situation with the Russian Iskander missiles, according to Mane Gevorgyan, a spokesperson for Pashinyan.

Pashinyan said earlier that the Iskander missiles did not explode or weren’t fully functional during hostilities in Nagorno-, and was contradicted by then First Deputy Chief of the Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Tiran Khachatryan, who was later sacked.

During a recent phone call, Pashinyan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Armenian PM’s statement about the use of Iskander systems, Gevorgyan told Armenpress on Monday, March 1.

After comparing facts and information from both sides, the PM has come to the conclusion that he was “incorrectly reported on the situation”, Gevorgyan added. Moreover, she said, the statement of the Prime Minister “has nothing to do” with the quality of the Armenian-Russian allied relations in the field of military and military-industrial cooperation.

“There is no doubt that Russian weapons are one of the best in the world,” Gevorgyan said.

“The Republic of continues close cooperation with the Russian Federation in the fields of the military industry and high technologies and intends to take steps to further deepen it.”

RIA Novosti reported later on Monday that the Kremlin was satisfied with the statement published by Gevorgyan. “It is very important that the truth in the matter has been restored,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying.

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