Armenia’s Armed Forces demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his government, the General Staff said in a statement on Thursday, stressing that the cabinet is incapable of taking adequate decisions in a critical situation.
"The prime minister and the Armenian government are no longer able to make adequate decisions in this crisis and the crucial situation for the Armenian people. In connection with the current situation, the Armenian Armed Forces demand the resignation of the Prime Minister and the Government of the Republic of Armenia, while warning to refrain from using force against the people, whose children died defending the Motherland and Artsakh [Nagorno-Karabakh]," the statement said, TASS reports.
The statement was signed by Chief of the General Staff Onik Gasparyan, his deputies, the heads of departments and corps.
In his turn, Pashinyan has slammed the General Staff’s demand for his resignation as a military coup d’etat attempt and called on his allies to gather on Republic Square. "I consider the General Staff’s statement as a military coup attempt. I invite all our supporters to Republic Square right now. I will address the public on air in the near future," he wrote on his Facebook page.