Armenian President discussed the situation in the country with the opposition representative

YEREVAN, 7 Mar – RIA Novosti. On Sunday, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian discussed the situation in the country with Vahram Baghdasaryan, a member of the executive body of the Republican Party representing the opposition Movement to Save the Motherland, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. due to recent events, “- said in a message posted on the website of the President

Another political crisis flared up in Yerevan after the careless words of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan about the Russian Iskanders. 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 pitched a camp near the parliament, they are not in the mood for negotiations with the authorities and demand the resignation of the prime minister. “End of Velvet”: the situation in YerevanПрезидент Армении обсудил с представителем оппозиции ситуацию в стране 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.

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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 issue 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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The wife of the Prime Minister of Armenia 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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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 issue 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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The wife of the Prime Minister of Armenia 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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