Yerevan, Armenia – Protests continue in Armenia, which has suffered a historic defeat in Nagorno-Karabakh, with thousands of angry demonstrators taking to the streets in the capital Yerevan. In Armenia, which is surprised by what it will do after the defeat when Russia officially announces its cooperation with Turkey, the public anger does not subside, and the Armenian administration has difficulty suppressing the demonstrations. Armenia’s opposition parties gave Pashinyan an ultimatum to resign.
After Armenia’s historic defeat against Azerbaijan, everything went wrong! As the protests, which began yesterday, continue today, the public took to the streets of Yerevan in great anger.
After Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that they would withdraw from the Nagorno-Karabakh War, stating that they did not have any military forces left, the agreement signed between Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan made great gains in Armenia, which led to great events.
After Pashinyan’s statement, protesters stormed the assembly and attempted to lynch the Speaker of the Armenian parliament, Ararat Mirzoyan. During the day, 17 political parties in the country issued a joint statement and announced that they would hold a protest rally at 13:00 today.
Protesters calling for the government to resign chanted slogans such as “Pashinyan is a traitor” and “Pashinyan should go.”
In Armenia, Opposition parties have launched a protest against the resignation of the government due to the signing of an agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia that ends conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Protesters gathered at Freedom Square in the Armenian capital Yerevan.
Protesters opposed to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s admission of defeat against Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh demanded that the government resign.
Demonstrators chanted slogans such as” Pashinyan traitor “and” let Pashinyan go.”
There was occasional brawl between protesters and police.
Some protesters were detained by police. Among those detained are Gagik Tsarukyan, head of the opposition “Prosperous Armenia” Party, and representatives of other opposition parties.
In addition, former Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan was also called to the National Security Service.
Ishan Sagatelyan, the representative of the Supreme Council of “Dashnaktsutyun”, an opposition to the government, announced in his speech at the demonstrations that they had formed the National Liberation Committee.
It was also supported by some political parties in parliament.
Armenian President Armen Sargsyan stepped in when political rifts broke out in the country, while Armenia was losing the war on the front.
Armenian President Armen Sargsyan, who said he was not informed of the agreement on the end of the war in Karabakh and learned about the agreement from the Russian media, said: “any decision should have been taken as a result of extensive consultations and discussions.”
Armenian media interpreted Sargsyan’s meetings with opposition representatives as turning against Pashinyan, arguing that pressure on Pashinyan to resign would soon increase.
General Sergey Rudskoy, head of the Main Operations Department of the Russian General Staff, announced that Armenia and Azerbaijan have ceased military activities and that the two countries ‘ troops have stopped at the points where they arrived during the clashes.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov said they would cooperate with Turkey on Karabakh over the Observation Center, which will be located on Azerbaijani territory. 400 Russian peacekeepers have also reportedly reached Karabakh.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov said the issue of joint deployment of Russian-Turkish peacekeepers to Karabakh had never been discussed during the talks, which resulted in an agreement to end the fighting in Karabakh. Asked about him, Peskov said, “no, there was no mention of (Russian-Turkish) joint peacekeepers. This issue was never addressed. Our joint cooperation zone (with Turkey) will not be located in Karabakh, it will be located on the territory of Azerbaijan, where a monitoring center will be established,” he said.
After the agreement signed between Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia, he informed about the current state of the Russian peacekeeping force transferred to Nagorno-Karabakh, and said that 400 peacekeepers who went to the region within a day secured control of the Lachin corridor.
“As of today, the vanguard troops of the Russian Armed Forces have maintained control in the Lachin corridor and part of the Lachin-Lisogorsk highway and have established temporary observation points,” Rudskoy said in a statement.
Pashinyan should resign by midnight tonight, Party representatives said, adding that if he does not resign, Parliament should step in.
One after another, confessions came from Araik Harutyunyan, the supposed leader of Nagorno-Karabakh. “We have all betrayed our soldiers,” Harutyunyan said on his social media account. Armenian forces were unable to defend the city of Khankendi. I’m sorry,” he said.