General Staff of Armenia Demands Pashinyan’s Resignation, Prime Minister Announces Attempted Coup
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan considers the statement of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces to be an attempt at a military coup, according to Azerbaijan in Focus, reporting Turan News. He wrote about this on his Facebook page.
“I invite all our supporters to Republic Square right now. In the near future I will make an address on the air,” he wrote.
Earlier, the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces issued a statement demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
The statement, signed by Chief of the General Staff Onik Gasparyan, all his deputies, heads of departments and commanders of all large military formations, states that the General Staff expresses its strong protest against short-sighted and unreasonable steps, in particular – the dismissal of the first deputy chief of the General Staff.
The statement says that the Armenian Prime Minister and the government are no longer able to make adequate decisions at the current momentous and critical moment.
“For a long time, the armed forces of Armenia patiently endured the attacks of the current authorities against the army, but there is a limit to everything. The armed forces of Armenia honorably fulfilled their duty, side by side with the people fought with the enemy. The ineffective management of the current authorities and the most serious mistakes in foreign policy led the country to brink of death,” the statement says.
“Based on the current situation, the Armed Forces are demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister and the Government, at the same time warning against the use of force against the people, whose sons died defending the Motherland. The army has always been with the people, as well as the people with the army,” the authors noted.