YEREVAN. – Past daily of Armenia writes: Past newspaper has received information that the processes taking place at Amulsar [gold mine] in recent days have been fully agreed with the authorities in advance; moreover, everything is going according to a pre-designed plan.
In fact, during the past two years, the government has not been able, or, rather, simply did not wish to resolve the situation regarding the mine and to clarify in connection with the issue.
According to our information, [PM Nikol] Pashinyan's team took such a step because otherwise they would either had to betray their own values—at the cost of completely leveling their standing to the ground, perhaps also putting power at risk—or ensure similar developments, reaffirming that the people are the ones who decide.
According to our sources, in fact, a "green light" is lit for Lydian [Armenia company] in terms of operating the mine; but it is not announced directly, but a sequence of certain steps is "drawn."