Putin’s ally predicts nearby country will disappear in 5yrs.

Margarita Simonyan, a prominent figure aligned with the Kremlin and editor-in-chief of RT, criticized Armenia’s decision to suspend its involvement in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a military alliance led by Russia. Speaking at the World Youth Festival in Sirius, Russia, Simonyan accused Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of betraying his country by questioning the reliability of Russia as a defense partner. Pashinyan had previously expressed dissatisfaction with the CSTO’s support for Armenia, particularly in light of recent conflicts with Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Simonyan, who has both Russian and Armenian heritage, warned that Armenia could face dire consequences if Pashinyan remains in power, predicting the country might cease to exist in five years. Her remarks come amid ongoing tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan, with Armenia accusing Russia of failing to intervene in a conflict that saw a significant Armenian population displacement from Nagorno-Karabakh following Azerbaijani advances.

The CSTO, which functions similarly to NATO’s collective defense principle, has been criticized for its inaction in the face of aggression against Armenia. Experts and Armenian officials have voiced concerns over the effectiveness of the CSTO and Russia’s commitment to its allies, especially as Armenia considers its future participation in the alliance. Simonyan’s statements highlight the growing strains in Armenian-Russian relations and the potential implications for regional stability and Armenian sovereignty.– Web Desk