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Armenians begin calling for resignation of prime minister

27 October 2020 [19:16] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend

Armenians began calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Pashinyan and the whole government, Trend reports.

"We are experiencing one of the shameful and destructive pages of our history. Armenia and the future of the Armenians are under threat. Is it possible to change the situation, make a turning point? Yes, it is, but not with the current government," the former Armenian Prime Minister and former Defense Minister Vazgen Manukyan said.

"This government must resign, transferring all power to the army, and must do this voluntarily, without upheavals that can be disastrous," he noted. “This is the only way to be saved. Otherwise, we can lose everything.”

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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