Protesters in Meghri blocked Pashinyan’s motorcade and he left the city

The Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan left the city of Meghri in the south of the country after protesters blocked his passage, RIA Novosti reported.

Protesters in Meghri blocked Pashinyan's motorcade and he left the city

Prior to that, Pashinyan intended to walk through the streets of the settlement, accompanied by guards, police and the National Security Service, but the protesters did not allow him to do this, blocking the passage in front of the prime minister’s motorcade. People shouted anti-government slogans and publicly voiced their discontent.

After that, the Armenian prime minister got into the car and the motorcade drove off.

Residents of border settlements in Syunik region believe that the deployment of new combat posts of the Azerbaijani army threatens their safety.
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Earlier it was reported that the border services of the Russian Federation are organizing safe traffic on the road sections in the Syunik region. Prior to that, Yerevan and Baku agreed on the deployment of temporary combat positions there.

According to the statement of the Armenian Foreign Ministry, these actions were necessary to demarcate part of the border with Azerbaijan after a number of territories that were previously part of the NKR were transferred under the control of Baku.

At the end of September, the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh heated up, the ministries of defense of Azerbaijan and Armenia exchanged accusations about the shelling of the territory. Martial law was introduced in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

On November 10, the Kremlin press service issued a joint statement by the presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia on a ceasefire in Karabakh from the same day. Azerbaijan and Armenia undertake to stop hostilities, stop at occupied positions and exchange prisoners of war.

After the signing of a joint statement by the presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia on a ceasefire in Karabakh, protest actions were held in Yerevan. According to the document, Yerevan must return the Kelbajar, Lachin and Aghdam districts to Baku. The rallies are attended by people dissatisfied with the signing of the trilateral agreement.

The protesters demand the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the nomination of the former head of the country’s government, Vazgen Manukyan, to this post.

On January 11, trilateral talks were held in Moscow with the participation of Putin, Aliyev and Pashinyan. They lasted about 4 hours. As a result, a joint statement on the development of Nagorno-Karabakh was signed.


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