YEREVAN. – Hraparak daily of the Republic of Armenia (RA) writes: Sunday's impressive rally in Artsakh [(Nagorno-Karabakh)] has worried the RA authorities.
[PM] Nikol Pashinyan [of Armenia] sent "intelligence" to Artsakh in advance, under the leadership of NSS [(National Security Service)] director Armen Abazyan, to provide him with first-hand information.
Not only Armen Abazyan was in Artsakh on Sunday, but also minister of emergency situations Armen Pambukhchyan and another head of the power agencies. Pambukhchyan participated in the 30th anniversary of the formation of the AR [(Artsakh Republic)] emergency situations service, but after the event, he stayed and followed the rally of thousands.
(…) [the rally] was accompanied by the statement of the Artsakh parliament calling on the RA authorities not to sign any document by which Artsakh would be recognized as part of Azerbaijan.
Those gathered at the [Artsakh capital] Stepanakert square dismissed as well disinformation from Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan declares that Artsakh has been depopulated of Armenians—barely 50 thousand people live there. Meanwhile, about 60-65 thousand people physically participated in the rally, which proves that about 120 thousand people really live in Artsakh today.