YEREVAN, March 1 – RIA Novosti. Armenian Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan called on his subordinates to “political neutrality” and restraint amid the processes that began in the republic after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's proposal to dismiss the head of the General Staff and the subsequent statement of the Supreme Council demanding the resignation of the head of government, said the representative of the Prosecutor General's Office Gor Abrahamyan.
According to him, the head of the department said during the board meeting that any criminal manifestation directed against internal stability and security, regardless of the executors, should receive a criminal-legal assessment.
“Prosecutors and law enforcement officers should be guided by the principle of political restraint and neutrality, act exclusively in the interests of the state and on the basis of the law,” Abrahamyan quoted the Prosecutor General as saying.
Another political crisis flared up in Yerevan after the incautious words of the country's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan 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.