YEREVAN, 28 Feb – RIA Novosti. The National Security Service (SNB) of Armenia denied rumors about the alleged infiltration of a special group of Turkish military into the country.
On Sunday, the Internet resource LIVEnews.am wrote that a special group from Turkey in the amount of 13 people allegedly crossed the Georgian-Armenian border. It was noted that “the group includes representatives of the operational department of the third field army, military intelligence, planning and intelligence coordination department.” It was asserted that the group allegedly “would take a direct part in the process of eliminating the Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces Onik Gasparyan and other key generals.” Later, the publication was reprinted by a number of Armenian websites and Telegram channels.
“The information disseminated by the media about the entry into Armenia of representatives of a special group of the armed forces of the Turkish Republic does not correspond to reality. Refuting this, we once again urge our compatriots not to succumb to disinformation, to be vigilant, to refrain from disseminating unverified information,” the statement on the SNB website says.
Another political crisis flared up in Yerevan after the careless words of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan about the Russian Iskander missiles. 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 offered 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 and demand the resignation of the prime minister.
The presidential administration reported that, within the framework of his constitutional powers, he returned to the prime minister with objections the draft decree on the resignation of the chief of the general staff. They noted that “summarizing the opinions of lawyers and experts, we can conclude that the draft decree fundamentally contradicts the constitution.” Pashinyan said that he would again demand the resignation of the head of the General Staff. Situation in Nagorno-Karabakh