Pashinyan won: president handed over Chief of General Staff

The Administration of Armenian President Armen Sarkissian reported that the issue of dismissing Chief of the General Staff Onik Gasparyan is in the competence of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, both from the point of view of legal procedures and from the point of view of constitutional responsibility and political consequences, Sputnik reports. -Armenia “in its telegram channel.

According to the President of Armenia, his priority is “ensuring the security and stability of the country, solving the problems of the army.”

The internal political crisis in Armenia worsened after the General Staff of the Armed Forces on February 25 demanded the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, stating that the political leadership is leading the state to a dangerous brink. In response, the prime minister announced an attempted coup and signed a decision to dismiss Onik Gasparyan from the post of head of the General Staff. However, President Armen Sarkissian did not sign this document and sent a statement to the Prime Minister’s office with objections. The head of government resent the document to the president. According to the law, Gasparyan continues to fulfill his duties as head of the General Staff until March 9.