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Kremlin considers it inappropriate to compare events in Armenia and  Ukraine
Apr24

Kremlin considers it inappropriate to compare events in Armenia and  Ukraine

ArmInfo.The Kremlin is satisfied that the situation in Armenia does not go along the path of destabilization. “We can see that the situation does not go along the path of destabilization, which is satisfying, everything that happens in Yerevan is an internal affair of our Armenian friends, partners and allies. This is a very valuable...

Kremlin: Turmoil in Armenia not Ukraine-style revolution
Apr24

Kremlin: Turmoil in Armenia not Ukraine-style revolution

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it did not regard political tumult in Armenia, a close Russian ally, as a Ukraine-style revolution and was pleased that the situation there appeared stable for now, Reuters reports. The Kremlin was speaking a day after Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan resigned after almost two weeks of mass street protests.. “For...

Council of Europe Monitors Welcome “Courageous Decision of Prime Minister Sargsyan to Resign”
Apr24

Council of Europe Monitors Welcome “Courageous Decision of Prime Minister Sargsyan to Resign”

The PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia, Giuseppe Galati (Italy, EPP/CD) and Yuliya Lovochkina (Ukraine, SOC), have issued the following statement regarding recent political developments in the country. …read more Source:...

PACE co-rapporteurs welcome Serzh Sargsyan’s ‘courageous decision’ to resign
Apr24

PACE co-rapporteurs welcome Serzh Sargsyan’s ‘courageous decision’ to resign

The PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia, Giuseppe Galati (Italy, EPP/CD) and Yuliya Lovochkina (Ukraine, SOC), have reacted to the recent developments in Yerevan. “We welcome the courageous decision of Prime Minister Sargsyan to resign from his post in order to defuse the mounting tensions in the country. We hope that this will lead...

Yerevan: People “Occupy” Parekamutyun Metro Intersection
Apr22

Yerevan: People “Occupy” Parekamutyun Metro Intersection

Hovsep Muradyan, who drives the #8 minivan route, joined the protesters on foot after leaving the vehicle parked in the middle of Kievyan Street. …read more Source:...

The Economist: Armenia`s unpopular president makes himself prime  minister
Apr20

The Economist: Armenia`s unpopular president makes himself prime  minister

ArmInfo. The Economist writes: “I BELIEVE that one person must not aspire to the reins of power more than twice in a lifetime,” Serzh Sargsyan, then president of Armenia, declared in 2014. But the unpopular Mr Sargsyan, whose second (and final) consecutive term as president expired on April 9th, was just kidding. On April 17th the...

Truck drivers responded to Pashinyan`s call to support protest
Apr20

Truck drivers responded to Pashinyan`s call to support protest

ArmInfo.The drivers of trucks responded to the call of the leader of the “Make a step” movement, MP Nikol Pashinyan to go out into the streets and support the protest. So, three trucks blocked traffic at the intersection of str Kievyan-Alabyan, thereby supporting the protesters. Deputy Chief of the RA Police Valery Osipyan strongly...

Yerevan Protests: Truck Drivers Block Kievyan-Halabyan Intersection
Apr20

Yerevan Protests: Truck Drivers Block Kievyan-Halabyan Intersection

Three large freight trucks are blocking Yerevan’s Halabyan-Kievan intersection, stopping all traffic, and causing tie-ups at the access to Haghtanak Bridge. …read more Source:...

LIVE. Day 8. Citizens detained in different parts of Yerevan (updated)
Apr20

LIVE. Day 8. Citizens detained in different parts of Yerevan (updated)

13.50 The demonstrators headed by Nikol Pashinyan have reached Kievyan Bridge. Here are three big trucks closing Halabyan-Kievyan bridge road, stating that the cars have been damaged. Drivers joined the march. Yerevan Deputy Police Chief Valery Osipyan told truck drivers that the things they did were not good. 12.57 Nikol Pashinyan and the...

Participants of "Take a step, refuse Serzh" paralyzed the street  traffic in Yerevan 
Apr20

Participants of "Take a step, refuse Serzh" paralyzed the street  traffic in Yerevan 

ArmInfo.Today, on April 20, the participants of the “Take a step, refuse Serzhu” initiative blocked the roads in almost all parts of the city. Participants marched paralyzed almost the entire city. Everywhere, on all those sections of the city, where protesters block the streets, the police are approaching. However, since the marches...

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