Angered at Arms Sales to Azerbaijan, Armenians Push Away from Russia’s Embrace

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (second from right) inspects Russian-made S-300 PMU-2 Favorit anti-aircraft missile systems at a military base in November 2015. Russia accounts for as much as 85 percent of Baku’s total military supply, angering many Armenians who have supported their country’s closer ties with Russia. (Photo: Azerbaijan Presidential Press Service)

When Armenia joined the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union in 2015, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan justified the decision in part by asserting that membership would enhance Armenia’s national security.

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Marianna Grigoryan is a freelance reporter based in Armenia and editor of MediaLab.am.

Angered at Arms Sales to Azerbaijan, Armenians Push Away from Russia’s Embrace

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