The Armenian government paved the way on Thursday for parliamentary debates on an opposition bill that would obligate it to formally recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent republic.
Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh are scrambling to resettle hundreds of local residents who fled their homes immediately after heavy fighting broke out along the Armenian-Azerbaijani “line of contact” around the territory on April 2.
The government moved on Thursday to postpone by one more year the full entry into force of its controversial reform of Armenia’s national pension system which sparked angry street protests two years ago.
Russia is trying to organize renewed Armenian-Azerbaijani negotiations in an effort to prevent another escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.
“Zhamanak” criticizes Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian for categorically rejecting on Wednesday allegations about widespread government corruption and other abuses made by critics of Armenia’s political leadership.
The march kicked off in Yerevan's Freedom square with burning of Turkish and Azerbaijani flags. The procession went through downtown Yerevan and concluded at the eternal fire of Tsitsernakabert, the Armenian Genocide Memorial.
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