The Kremlin will again increase subsidies (by +12%) for Chechnya and Dagestan in 2019, new budget reveals. Both regions are in the top five most subsidized in Russia. Other top-5 members (Yakutia, Altai, Kamchatka) get no increase.
Armenian parliament tried to convene, but no session was held due to absence of quorum.
2 more protesters against land deal with Chechnya were detained in Ingushetiya. Jailed for 12 days
Pashinyan: This is a new, completely new, phase. In your chants, your posts, your expressions, refrain from personal insults aimed at any political figures, from any party.
Pashinyan: It was a cordial, friendly atmosphere. We drank coffee, and talked. The conversation was not conclusive.
It's 1am in Armenia. Pashinyan just walked out of the room where he was negotiating with Ara Babloyan, Speaker of the Parliament.
PM Nikol Pashinyan has been inside parliament for two hours negotiating to resolve the issue of snap elections in the country. Thousands continue to remain on the grounds of the parliament, waiting to hear the results.
Pashinyan continues to negotiate with National Assembly Speaker Ara Babloyan (Member of the Republican Party), behind closed doors. Meanwhile, thousands waiting outside, holding posters demanding the Republican and Prosperous Armenia parties to resign.
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Yerevan now: on the stairs of the parliament building
Police did not detain participants of a motor rally held against the new border between Chechnya and Ingushetia.
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Yelk Alliance members come out to the balcony of the parliament building.
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Armenia is back at it again in support of PM Pashinyan against an attempted counter-revolution by the former ruling party. Here, people are gathered around cars listening to radio coverage
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People are in the front of Parliament Waiting for Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan from negotiations about new Parliamentary Elections
The current political situation in Armenia: After initially agreeing to a gov program that included snap parliament elections, the Nat'l Assembly has just passed a provision that makes it almost impossible to hold snap elections.
The citizens have entered the outer premises of Armenia's Parliament. They're chanting "HHK, leave, BHK leave" (HHK - Republican Party of Armenia, BHK - Prosperous Armenia Party)
Tens of thousands gathered in front of Armenia's parliament to protest a parliamentary decision to obstruct special elections. NikolPashinyan calling for peaceful monitoring of the situation as he attempts to negotiate.
Yerevan: people have entered the garden of the parliament. Not inside the parliament building (yet).
Deputy Prime Minister Ararat Mirzoyan: "This parliament is not a legitimate body. Now, they are taking positions that obstruct the development of the country and creating a constitutional crisis."
According to Armenia's Prime Minister @nikolpashinyan, today during an extraordinary session of the parliament, the Republican faction pushed forward a resolution aimed at altering the procedural rules regarding the snap elections in the event of prime minister's resignation
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Yerevan's Baghramyan Avenue right at the moment.
Pashinyan As PM I have the right to enter parliament 24/7. Now, I will go up Demirchyan Str, and during that time, nothing else will happen. Nothing, no cars, no trees, no parliamentarians will be touched.
Those Ministers who present Prosperous Armenia and ARF parties are dismissed from their positions- PM Nikol Pashinyan claims at the rally taking place in front of the Parliament building in Yerevan.
Pashinyan signing directives firing coalition ministers.
People are starting protests in Armenia's second and third largest cities, Gyumri and Vanadzor respectively.
Pashinyan: Now, we will have elections at the end of October, beginning of November.
PM Pashinyan just declared he will resign soon.
Pashinyan said he is going to the parliament to negotiate with RPA.
Pashinyan: the RPA and its allies have announced officially a counter-revolution.
Armenia PM: Snap parliamentary elections will be held in December
PM Pashinyan to make urgent statement on "revanche of counter-revolution, internal policy and elections"
Russia's Southern Military District is holding its largest drills in 30 years. They are taking place at eight shooting ranges in Russia, Armenia and Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
NATO SecGen: We welcome the support that Georgia supplies to @NATO. Georgia continues to be one of the main contributors to our efforts in Afghanistan and contributes significantly to security as a partner in the Black Sea region.
Armenia, Azerbaijan FMs to meet by the end of this year
Russia Southern Military District have redeployed tactical aviation to North Caucasus for drill
5 Russian helicopters have violated Georgian airspace
Searches at activists who protested against hand over of Ingushetiya lands to Chechnya