Unexpected turn of the “Armenian Maidan”: Pashinyan held talks with the State Department –
The unrest in Armenia continues, but soon this internal conflict risks developing into something more because of external interference from the West. Preconditions for this already exist, as Washington once again moved away from the principles of non-interference in foreign domestic policy and gives special attention to one of the sides of the confrontation.
Leader of the Armenian opposition and head of the parliamentary faction “Exit” Nikol Pashinyan on his personal page in the social network Facebook told about the telephone conversations with a representative of the United States. According to the figure, he already had a chance to discuss with the assistant of US Secretary of State Wes Mitchell, the head of the State Department of Europe and Eurasia.
“I had a telephone conversation with the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Wes Mitchell. We discussed issues related to a peaceful and legal settlement of the internal political situation in Armenia, “Pashinyan wrote.
Earlier it was also reported that this figure is officially now listed as a candidate for the post of head of government. Recently, he appealed to his supporters to stop the riots and various kinds of actions for a while.
Mass protests in Armenia began on April 13, 2018 due to the nomination of ex-President Serzh Sargsyan for the post of prime minister. By analogy with the Ukrainian “Maydan” these young people took part in these actions. As a result of the so-called “Velvet Revolution”, Sargsyan still left his post, having been in office for only a week. Now it is vacant and various figures of this country are fighting for a place in power.
The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has already shown participation in this situation. In conversation with the interim Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan, he expressed hope that the situation in Armenia will further develop in the legal field, with the observance of the constitution and on the basis of legitimate parliamentary elections, which will be held tomorrow – May 1.