Armenian First Deputy Defense Minister Arshak Karapetyan flew to Moscow on July 27, Report states, citing

During the visit, he will meet with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.

On July 26, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Shoygu and Karapetyan had a telephone conversation. The talks focused on regional security, as well as mutual interests.

On July 20, Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan appointed Arshak Karapetyan First Deputy Defense Minister. Defense Minister Vagharshak Harutyunyan was relieved of his post on July 20. Currently, Karapetyan is acting as also defense minister.