Earlier on Thursday, Kocharyan said he was ready to run for presidency again.
"Participants of Armenia's political process have no need to coordinate their decisions with Russian President. The wording is just absurd. Robert Sedrakovich [Kocharyan] is certainly a big friend of Russia. He is a strong supporter of the idea that Armenia needs to further develop and deepen cooperation with Russia. This person put much effort to develop his country, and we note with satisfaction that the overwhelming majority of Armenian politicians support further strengthening of relations with Russia," Peskov told reporters, asked whether Kocharyan had coordinated his statement with Putin.