Opposition activists block streets of Yerevan, calling for Pashinyan’s resignation

Opposition activists block streets of Yerevan, calling for Pashinyan’s resignation

Opposition activists blocked several central streets of Yerevan on Thursday. They are calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

Currently the police have begun to detain the protest rally participants, the situation remains very tense, Sputnik Armenia reported.

The Armenian opposition demands Pashinyan’s resignation. The opposition politics think that the November 9 joint statement is essentially a capitulation. They also hold the prime minister responsible for the internal economic and social problems of the republic.

On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would remain on the positions they hold and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. Besides, Armenia and Azerbaijan should carry out the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of those killed. Aghdam region will be returned to Azerbaijan before November 20, Kelbajar region - before November 15, Lachin region - before December 1. Later, Baku gave Yerevan postponement for troops withdrawal from Kelbajar until November 25.

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