Russia largely stood aside as Turkey and Azerbaijan observed if Armenia would turn a page after decades of regional isolation.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan claimed victory in snap parliamentary elections he called in an effort to defuse a political crisis after a defeat in war against Azerbaijan in November.
The snap parliamentary election was called by Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in a bid to resolve public anger over the peace deal he signed after the disastrous war with Azerbaijan that triggered months of protests demanding his resignation.
Baku dismisses Yerevan's accusations that it was laying "siege" to a lake on their border, calling such claims "provocative."
A few days after announcing snap parliamentary elections for June 20, Pashinyan had declared last month that he would resign in April in an effort to defuse a political crisis sparked by last year's war with Azerbaijan.
PM Nikol Pashinyan says he will resign so that snap elections can take place in the coming month.
Amid a political crisis that has pitted Nikol Pashinyan against the army, the prime minister has announced a snap parliamentary election for June 20.
Demonstrators shouting “Nikol you traitor!” and “Nikol go away!” surrounded the Foreign Ministry's headquarters where Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a meeting, demanding his resignation.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says the country’s army chief has been relieved of his duties, following a stand-off between the two men after Pashinyan accused Onik Gasparyan of an attempted coup.
"If the parliamentary opposition agrees to early elections, we will agree to early elections," Pashinyan told the flag-waving crowd.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has faced fierce criticism over his handling of last year's war with Azerbaijan, which many see as a national humiliation. On Thursday, military general staff joined calls for him to step down.
PM Nikol Pashinyan, who accuses the military of an attempted coup, has faced opposition calls to step down ever since he signed a November 10 peace deal that saw Azerbaijan reclaim control over large parts of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas.
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