Protesters in Yerevan tried to disrupt Pashinyan’s flight to Russia

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The protesters in Yerevan tried to disrupt the trip of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to Zvartnots airport, from where he was supposed to fly to Russia for negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh. A video clip of the incident on Monday, January 11, was published by Sputnik Armenia on its Telegram channel.

In connection with a demonstration near the airport, the Armenian police blocked the road leading to the airport. This prevented the plans of the opposition to obstruct the movement of cars and not let the prime minister pass.

According to REN TV, Pashinyan managed to reach the air harbor 10 minutes before the start of the protest, and his motorcade drove at great speed.

No clashes between protesters and law enforcement officers were reported.

On December 24, 2020, the oppositionists of Armenia blocked the central avenue of the capital, agreeing to unblock it subject to a meeting with Pashinyan. The police detained about 70 protesters.

Protests in Armenia began on November 10 after the signing of a trilateral treaty on the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. It, in particular, provides for the transfer of control to Azerbaijan over a number of regions and the location of the military of both sides in previously occupied positions.

The opposition considered the actions of Pashinyan, who signed the document, a betrayal and capitulation, demanding the resignation of the prime minister. The politician himself stressed that the agreement was the only way to end the bloodshed.

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