MOSCOW, May 4. /TASS/. Russia is committed to strengthening allied interaction and further integration cooperation with Armenia, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters at a press briefing on Friday.
"We have stated on numerous occasions that we are in favor of resolving the internal problems that exist in fraternal Armenia on the basis of the country’s Constitution, within the legal framework and through constructive dialogue between various political forces in the republic. In bilateral relations, we have invariably been committed to continuing joint work with our Armenian counterparts to develop and strengthen allied interaction and integration cooperation," she said.
Mass opposition rallies in Armenia led by MP Nikol Pashinyan began on April 13. They protested against the nomination of former President Serzh Sargsyan for prime minister. Sargsyan elected by the parliament on April 17 stepped down on April 23.
On May 1, Armenian lawmakers rejected Pashinyan’s bid to become prime minister, after which he called on his supporters to resume mass civil disobedience acts. The parliament is to hold another session to elect the country’s prime minister on May 8.