In the view of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the step “does nothing at all to resolve the situation”: Armenia’s President Armen Sarkisjan has refused Pashinyan’s request to dismiss the Army Chief of State.
Since signing one of Moscow mediated Peace agreement with neighboring Azerbaijan in November, the country is in turmoil. The agreement between the hostile neighboring states ended the heavy fighting in the Caucasus region, which lasted several weeks Nagorno-Karabakh, had for Armenia but result in significant territorial losses. According to both sides, around 6,000 people were killed during the fighting.
Thousands of demonstrators are calling for Pashinyan to resign
On Saturday, thousands of opposition supporters demonstrated in front of the parliament in Armenia’s capital Yerevan for the third day in a row. The AFP news agency reported 5,000 demonstrators, and according to the Associated Press there were 15,000. The people demanded the resignation of Pashinyan.