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Armenian Prime Minister accuses military of attempted coup – ZAP

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Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan.

The Prime Minister of Armenia referred today to the “attempted coup d’état” after the General Staff requested the removal of the government in a context of protests because of the defeat in the last conflict with Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The General Staff issued a statement calling for the Prime Minister to resign, Nikol Pashinyan, and signed by Armenia’s high military ranks.

The position of the military was triggered after the resignation of the deputy chief of staff, by the prime minister, at the beginning of February.

Pashinyan considerou “Attempted coup” the military statement and called for the removal of the most senior officer.

The developments come after demonstrations over the last weekend when the chief executive was dismissed.

You protests against Pashinyan started in November 2020 after the ceasefire agreement with Azerbaijan in which Armenia was forced to cede territories in the province of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The deal ended six weeks of war between separatists in Nagorno-Karabakh in which thousands died.

The dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over separatist territory has been going on since the early 1990s.


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