YEREVAN. – The staff changes of the Prime Minister are only cosmetic, aimed deceiving the public, and are changes that mean nothing. Iveta Tonoyan, a member of the opposition Prosperous Armenia parliamentary faction, said this Thursday during a briefing in the National Assembly.
"I heard also the disgraceful statement of the [newly appointed] Foreign Minister that we have not lost in the diplomatic arena. I'm sorry, but anyone with basic diplomatic knowledge can record that we have suffered a disgraceful defeat, especially in the diplomatic arena," Tonoyan added.
According to her, nothing will change in Armenia by replacing insignificant officials with one another. "These are all incomprehensible, failed actions to divert public mood, and it is clear that [PM] Nikol Pashinyan must leave [power]," Iveta Tonoyan 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.