YEREVAN. – This morning we met with the Prime Minister [Nikol Pashinyan], he had personally invited two people [inside], we met, we talked, we presented our demand. This was announced Wednesday by one of several Armenian citizens who have started a hunger strike outside the main building of the government.
They demand from Armenian authorities to conduct negotiations with their Russian associates so that Russia opens its borders for Armenian nationals.
"The Prime Minister presented to us that the non-opening of the borders is connected with the coronavirus data, which are high in Armenia. In any case, the Prime Minister gave an encouraging answer that he will definitely try to find some solutions so that at least these 200 people who are on the street, their problem be solved in some way. (…). In any case, our action continues," said the hunger striker.
Several Armenian citizens demanding to leave for Russia went on a hunger strike Tuesday in front of the main government building. In recent weeks, such Armenian nationals have been holding regular demonstrations in front of both the National Assembly and the main government buildings, but their issue has not been resolved yet.