Opposition leader believes that Sargsyan will not approve the resignation of the head of the General Staff

YEREVAN, February 27 – RIA Novosti. The leader of the united opposition of Armenia Vazgen Manukyan said on Saturday that he was sure that the president of the republic would not approve the resignation of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Onik Gasparyan, whose resignation was demanded by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. General Staff – ed.) with objections. I am sure of his decision, since there is no other option for Armenia, “Manukyan told reporters.

According to him, the situation may be resolved in the next two or three days. “I think that in the next two or three days he (Pashinyan – ed.) Will lose support on the police, that's for sure, and the National Security Service,” the oppositionist said. He called on the police and the SNB to support the army.

Another political crisis erupted in Yerevan after Pashinyan's careless words about the Russian Iskander. According to media reports, the deputy chief of the general staff of Armenia ridiculed the prime minister, for which he was dismissed, following him the chief of the general staff was proposed to resign. On Thursday morning, the Armenian Armed Forces issued a statement demanding the resignation of Pashinyan himself. The prime minister regarded this as an attempted coup and called on his supporters to take to the streets. Meanwhile, the opposition has erected barricades and set up a campground near the parliament, they are not in the mood for negotiations with the authorities and demand the resignation of the prime minister.

According to the basic law, the president can, within three days, return the relevant act with his objections to the prime minister, who has applied for the dismissal of a representative of the highest command staff. If the head of government does not accept these objections, then the president must sign the appropriate act or apply to the Constitutional Court. If the president does not fulfill these requirements, the corresponding act will enter into force automatically. “The end of the velvet”: the situation in YerevanЛидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 1 of 14

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia on Thursday demanded the resignation of Nikol Pashinyan. The head of the Cabinet called the incident an attempted coup and called on those who support him to gather outside the government building.

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 2 out of 14

Pashinyan led his supporters around the center of Yerevan for about an hour, and then spoke to the crowd on Republic Square. The prime minister called the demand for resignation an emotional decision of the military.

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 3 out of 14

“Only the people should decide the question of my departure,” Pashinyan said. “Let the people demand, let the people condemn me, let them shoot me in the square.”

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 4 of 14

Speaking about the threats of civil clashes, Pashinyan admitted that there is such a danger. “But we must agree that we will not have this. We have no enemies inside Armenia,” he stressed.

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 5 out of 14

Pashinyan threatened his opponents with arrests: “Those who robbed the people have no opportunity to return to power … If someone crosses the boundaries of political statements, they will be arrested. The end of the velvet,” said the prime minister, who came to power after the “velvet revolution.”

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 6 of 14

Pashinyan ordered soldiers and officers to deal with their business – protecting the borders and territorial integrity of Armenia.

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 7 out of 14

“The army cannot participate in political processes. The army must obey the people and the authorities elected by the people,” Pashinyan added.

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 8 out of 14

Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly of Armenia on Defense and Security Andranik Kocharian near the parliament building.

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 9 out of 14

Pashinyan recalled that he proposed considering the possibility of holding early parliamentary elections, but the opposition took advantage of this to radicalize the situation, so the issue was removed from the agenda.

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 10 out of 14

The prime minister called on the opposition to end the protests and start a dialogue with the authorities.

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 11 of 14

Armenian Prime Minister's wife Anna Hakobyan, daughter Mariam Pashinyan and son Ashot Pashinyan at a rally in Yerevan.

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 12 of 14

Pashinyan's popularity dropped dramatically after November 10, when an agreement was signed with Baku on a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 13 of 14

Then Armenia lost control over the Kelbajar, Lachin and Aghdam regions.

Лидер оппозиции считает, что Саркисян не утвердит отставку главы Генштаба 14 of 14

Protesters in Yerevan.

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The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia on Thursday demanded the resignation of Nikol Pashinyan. The head of the Cabinet called the incident an attempted coup and called on those who support him to gather outside the government building.

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Pashinyan led his supporters around the center of Yerevan for about an hour, and then spoke to the crowd on Republic Square. The prime minister called the demand for resignation an emotional decision of the military.

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“Only the people should decide the question of my departure,” Pashinyan said. “Let the people demand, let the people condemn me, let them shoot me in the square.”

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Speaking about the threats of civil clashes, Pashinyan admitted that there is such a danger. “But we must agree that we will not have this. We have no enemies inside Armenia,” he stressed.

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Pashinyan threatened his opponents with arrests: “Those who robbed the people have no opportunity to return to power … If someone crosses the boundaries of political statements, they will be arrested. The end of the velvet,” said the prime minister, who came to power after the “velvet revolution.”

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Pashinyan ordered soldiers and officers to deal with their business – protecting the borders and territorial integrity of Armenia.

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“The army cannot participate in political processes. The army must obey the people and the authorities elected by the people,” Pashinyan added.

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Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly of Armenia on Defense and Security Andranik Kocharian near the parliament building.

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Pashinyan recalled that he proposed considering the possibility of holding early parliamentary elections, but the opposition took advantage of this to radicalize the situation, so the issue was removed from the agenda.

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The prime minister called on the opposition to end the protests and start a dialogue with the authorities.

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Armenian Prime Minister's wife Anna Hakobyan, daughter Mariam Pashinyan and son Ashot Pashinyan at a rally in Yerevan.

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Pashinyan's popularity dropped dramatically after November 10, when an agreement was signed with Baku on a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Then Armenia lost control over the Kelbajar, Lachin and Aghdam regions.

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Protesters in Yerevan.

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