ArmInfo. "I consider the statement of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia an attempt at a coup d'etat," Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wrote on his Facebook page.
He called on all his supporters to gather in Republic Square right now. "In the near future I will address the public on the air," the head of the Armenian government wrote.
Earlier today, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement in which it expressed its strong protest in connection with dismissal of the first deputy chief of the General Staff of the RA Armed Forces for short-sighted and unjustified reasons. This decision was made without taking into account the national and state interests of the Republic of Armenia, based only on personal and ambitious feelings. The statement emphasizes that in such difficult conditions for the country, such a decision is an anti-state, irresponsible step. "From now on, the Prime Minister and the Government of Armenia are unable to make adequate decisions in this crisis and fateful situation for the Armenian people. The Armenian Armed Forces have patiently endured" attacks "for a long time aimed at discrediting the Armed Forces by the current government, but everything has its limits. Armenian forces honorably fulfilled their duty, fought shoulder to shoulder with their people against the enemy.Ineffective management carried out by the current government and serious mistakes made in foreign policy brought the country to collapse. and the RA government, at the same time warning to refrain from using force against the people, whose children died defending the Motherland and Artsakh. The army has always been with the people, like the people with the army, "the statement of the General Staff says.