Armenia says its foreign policy not changing despite fraying Russia ties

  • Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan insisted he is not changing Armenia’s foreign policy “vector,” despite fraying relations with Russia and deepening ties with Europe.
  • Pashinyan and his foreign minister will not attend a summit of leaders and senior diplomats of former Soviet countries later this week, in an apparent snub to Russia.
  • Tigran Avinyan, a close ally of Pashinyan, was selected by the newly elected city council to serve a five-year term as Yerevan’s next mayor.