Eastern Europe

Pashinyan considers accusations against him far-fetched and absurd

10:42, 20 November 2020
Pashinyan considers accusations against him far-fetched and absurd Photo: Kremlin Pool

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan denied accusations of his mistakes in managing the army during the armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, RIA Novosti reports, citing the press secretary of the Prime Minister Mane Gevorgyan.

Earlier, the former head of the military control service of the Ministry of Defense of the republic, Movses Hakobyan, accused the military-political leadership of the country of numerous mistakes during mobilization, the purchase of weapons, and the transfer of the armed forces to martial law.

I am empowered to declare that the Prime Minister of Armenia considers all the accusations made against him to be far-fetched and absurd; he will comment on them as needed, Gevorgyan said.

It is also noted that the Special Investigation Service is studying Hakobyan's statements are now being studied in the context of a false denunciation of the Prime Minister.

On the night of November 10, Pashinyan and the presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia, Ilham Aliyev and Vladimir Putin, adopted a joint statement on ending the conflict in Karabakh. Under the terms of the agreement, the forces of Armenia and Azerbaijan remained in their positions, and the parties started exchanging prisoners of war and the bodies of those dead. Moreover, Russia deployed peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh to monitor the ceasefire. 

The statement sparked protests in Yerevan. Participants demand Pashinyan's resignation.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that the EU called for the resumption of talks on the Karabakh status.