Armenia's acting prime minister refused to talk with the opposition

Map. History of Caucasus conflict

21 May 2018
Motor rally to Gyumri
Leader of opposition in Armenia met with the Russian ambassador and told him the Kremlin doesn't need to interfere because protest movement is not against Russia. It's against corruption. Then Russian diplomat responded Moscow will not get involved.
Armenia's acting prime minister refused to talk with the opposition
12 suspected terrorist killed in a major nation-wide operation (14 more captured). Operation took place in Dagestan, Tatarstan, Stavropol region, Omsk (.) and Ulyanovsk (.) regions. Russia has a major terrorist threat all across the county, but the "enemy" is still the West
US Department of State: NATO more relevant than any time since Cold War. Today, we focused on Russia's continued aggression and ability to threaten, coerce, undermine, and invade its neighbors. Plays destabilizing role in Ukraine, Georgia, and Syria. NATO is a defensive alliance in face of threat.
Meeting of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and British Prime Minister Teresa May3 week ago
Meeting of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and British Prime Minister Teresa May
3 week ago
The issue of Nagorno-Karabakh must be resolved exclusively in a peaceful way - Zakharova
Armenian FM arrived in Moscow to discus situation in the country3 week ago
Armenian FM arrived in Moscow to discus situation in the country
Protesters block traffic in Armenia's capital Yerevan after the opposition accused the ruling party of refusing to cede power following the resignation of veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian
ARF ministers and governors resign
We will close the ForMin with a meeting on the Western Balkans and NATO's Open Door policy: discussing the progress made by BiH, Skopje and Georgia - @jensstoltenberg
NATO SecGen: We'll close ForMin with meeting on Open Door policy to discuss progress by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Former Republic of Macedonia. We'll also discuss Ukraine.
President of Armenia National Assembly Ara Babloyan announced that on May 1 @ 12pm the RA National Assembly at a special session will discuss the issue of Prime Minister's election. Note that the deadline for nominating candidates for Prime Minister is April 30
MP opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan announces temporary freeze on civil disobedience actions blocking the roads to stop people from participating in these actions with covered license plates + to restore order among rogue drivers participating in the actions
Protest actions continue in Yerevan
Protest actions continue in Yerevan
Armenia's parliament will elect the new prime minister on May 1, says the speaker of the parliament
3 week ago
2 Armenian top officials have arrived in Moscow for talks
Republican Party held session last night; met with former President/PM Serzh Sargsyan and acting PM Karen Karapetyan. Said they are prepared to discuss any issue with opposition Pashinyan without preconditions and Serzh Sargsyan will be replaced as party chairman
Right now, @Batoyan is addressing the tens of thousands (paraphrased): Armenia's population is 51 percent women and I want to thank them for taking part in civil disobedience and for being the guarantors of the peaceful nature of the movement
Right at the rally in Republic Square, they announced that Nikol Pashinyan will be the 'people's candidate' for prime minister. "We, the Armenian people expect that all factions in parliament will choose 1 candidate consensus."
Rally at Republic Square continues
Rally at Republic Square continues
U.S Embassy in Armenia denied quote attributed to @usembarmenia ambassador
Act. PM's office has edited its press release removing phrases attributing to Mills judgments w.r.t. to 'illegality of the process' or 'election of PM in the streets'
Karapetyan met with EU rep. in Armenia Pyotr Svitalsky: constitution, dialogue, supported government line on negotiations; this is per Karapetyan's facebook
Armenian President Armen Sarkissian issued a statement regarding ongoing talks with parliamentary and non-parliamentary political forces to find a solution to the country's political crisis
Mills further supports the government view that prime minister cannot be elected in the streets and only a democratic process.
Karapetyan met US ambassador Mills. PM's web site claims Mills insisted that political process should proceed in accordance with the constitution and through dialogue. Mills agrees with govt that ongoing protests are taking place outside legal norms
Karapetyan didn't resigned according to
After walking for several hours through the capital, Pashinyan returned to Republic Square, called for the total surrender of the ruling Republican Party. Rally scheduled for 7 p.m.
Acting PM of Armenia Karen Karapetyan has resigned
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