YEREVAN. – We will submit the draft petition on the need for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of the Republic of Armenia. Davit Khazhakyan, head of the opposition Luys faction of the Yerevan Council of Elders, stated this during Tuesday’s session of the Council.
According to him, Pashinyan must resign because of signing a capitulation. "If in the past all failures could have been justified by the inheritance from the previous authorities, now they cannot be concealed with anything. The [aforesaid] draft has been signed by me and my colleague Tehmine Vardanyan; those who wish can join," Khazhakyan added.
On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on a complete cessation of hostilities— which Azerbaijan had launched on September 27—in and around Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Accordingly, Russian peacekeepers are deployed in the region to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities. But this statement also stipulates the handover of part of Artsakh lands to Azerbaijan.