The position of all members of the CSTO is well known – they are against conflict with Azerbaijan, Russian political scientist, director of the Center for Political Studies Sergey Markov told the Russian bureau of Report.

The political scientist noted that the meeting of the CSTO heads of state in Yerevan will be important from the point of view of the key meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

He stressed that in addition to military cooperation within the agreement, there are also bilateral agreements in this area between Russia and Armenia, and under these conditions, Yerevan puts pressure on Moscow, demanding more active assistance, otherwise threatening to turn towards the West – France, the US, NATO.