Armenian News - NEWS.am presents the daily digest of Armenia-related top news as of 24.11.21:
- Armenia has acquired a Pegasus spy program, which carries out illegal wiretapping. At least two people have already been warned by Apple that they are being listened to.
Security expert Ruben Muradyan said on his Facebook page that a spy program operates on two people's cell phones in Armenia.
"Apple started sending warning emails to Pegasus victims. There are at least 2 persons in Armenia, who received it tonight," he noted.
Earlier, we reported that Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan had purchased a $ 7 million Pegasus system. In other countries, this system is used in foreign intelligence to eavesdrop on those who threaten the security of the country.
- After a long interval, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was giving Tuesday a press conference, but this time, online.
During the briefing, he noted that according to unverified information, the 32 servicemen are captured.
“According to unverified data, a larger number of servicemen were captured — 24+8 servicemen are captured, and again, according to unverified information,” Pashinyan added.
The PM also noted that for 30 years, there have been talks about the fact that Azerbaijan and Turkey are leading a policy of blockade against Armenia.
"Now, can you imagine Armenia telling Turkey and Azerbaijan that it won’t open roads if there is a situation where Turkey and Azerbaijan lift the blockade? This would be absurd," he said.
- The National Security Service of Artsakh is taking measures for the return of a citizen of Artsakh who is currently under the control of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan after getting lost.
After receiving the alarm and taking action, the National Security Service found out that the citizen was in the territory under the control of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan and has been taken into custody by the Azerbaijanis.
The incident was immediately reported to the Russian peacekeepers, who clarified the issue and assured that the citizen is safe. Talks are underway for the return of the resident to the Armenian side.
- Trilateral talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev timed to coincide with the anniversary of the signing of the trilateral statement, will take place on November 26 in Sochi, the Kremlin press service reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will also hold separate talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Putin, Pashinyan, and Aliyev will outline further steps to strengthen stability and establish a peaceful life in Karabakh.
- In Yerevan, three children were hospitalized with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, said Yerevan State Medical University Chief of Staff Shushan Danielyan.
According to her, the condition of the children is assessed as moderate.
- The Syrian mercenaries who fought on the part of Azerbaijan during the 44-day war are complaining that they haven’t received their ‘salaries’.
Journalist Lindsey Snell posted on Twitter a video showing a mercenary complaining that the leader of the Suleyman Shah terrorist brigade Abu Amshan deceived them. “We fought in Karabakh with the Turkish state. We lost people, we have wounded. We weren’t paid. We’re starving to death,” she stated.
- 860 new cases of coronavirus infection were registered in Armenia per day, bringing the total number to 335,738.
The death toll has reached 8,789.