YEREVAN, February 14 – RIA Novosti. Former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan called the events of the spring of 2018, which led to the change of power in the country, an “anti-Karabakh movement.”
Since April 13, 2018, opposition rallies have been held in Armenia against the election of ex-president and leader of the Republican Party Serzh Sargsyan to the post of prime minister. Amid protests, Sargsyan resigned on April 23, less than a week after being elected prime minister. The leader of the protests Nikol Pashinyan was elected prime minister.
“What happened in the spring of 2018 was essentially an anti-Karabakh movement,” Sargsyan said in an interview with Armnews TV, the full version of which will be shown on Monday.
According to the ex-president, it was clear to him that things were heading towards war and defeat, when the new Armenian authorities abandoned their previous achievements in the Karabakh issue and “began to learn about the history of the negotiation process from Aliyev (Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev – ed.)” …
Sargsyan also denied claims in the country that Pashinyan is his project. “I would not wish such a project even to the enemy. And do you think that I would paint over such absurdity for myself?” The former head of state said.
At the end of September 2020, hostilities resumed in Nagorno-Karabakh, which became a continuation of the long-term conflict and led to casualties among the civilian population. The parties made several attempts to conclude a truce, but the tripartite agreement reached on the night of November 10 turned out to be successful. With the mediation of Moscow, Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to completely cease fire and exchange prisoners and bodies of the dead. Yerevan also handed over the Kelbajar, Lachin and Aghdam regions to Baku. In addition, Russian peacekeepers are stationed in the region.