MOSCOW, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday accused the United States of attempting to break the "traditional friendship" between Armenia and Russia.
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, who visited Yerevan last week, publicly demanded that Armenia abandon the "historical patterns" in its international relations, the ministry said in a statement.
It was not a secret that Bolton meant Armenia's traditional friendship with Russia, the ministry said.
Yet the ministry said that Bolton also voiced a "wonderful thought" in his Oct. 25 interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that it is "really fundamental to Armenia exercising its full sovereignty and not being dependent on or subject to excessive foreign influence."
"It would be good for John Bolton to ponder the meaning of his own words," the ministry said.