The entire story stared after Panshinyan tried to fire the deputy chief of the General Staff because he had slammed Pashinyan’s nonsense remarks about not working Iskander missiles during the 2020 war.
Pashinyan, who was in a permanent search of excuses for his own failed policies that led to the 2020 disaster, recently found one more – ‘not working’ Iskander missiles (that were not even used, or according to Armenian social media, was used once).
In response, the General Staff, tired by the leadership of the de-facto traitor of Armenia, called on the Prime Minister to resign and rejected the decision of Pashinyan.
The Pashinyan clique even described the call of the General Staff as the “military coup attempt”.
Both anti-Pashinyan and pro-Pashinyan groups held meetings in the Armenian capital. The anti-Pashinyan opposition is currently setting up tents near the Parliament.
Ironically, the Pashihyan government was even publicly supported by the Turkish foreign ministry that warned against coup attempts.
It is interesting to observe how Pashinyan supporters missed this interesting signal about the real posture of their leader.
By the evening the situation has reached the point when the Russian Defense Ministry had to comment on the situation:
“The Russian Defense Ministry, with bewilderment and surprise, got acquainted with the statement of Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan that Iskander missiles used in Nagorno-Karabakh by the Armenian Armed Forces “did not explode or only exploded by 10%.”
According to the objective and reliable information, also confirmed by the objective control system, none of missile systems of this type were used during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
All missiles remain in the warehouses of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia.
Apparently, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Nikol Pashinyan was misled, as a result he used inaccurate information.
The 9K720-E (Iskander-E) operational-tactical missile system has been tested and successfully used many times against international terrorist groups in combat conditions in the Syrian Arab Republic.
This gives us a full reason to assert that the 9K720-E Iskander-E missile system produced in Russia is the best in its class in the world.
This is recognized by everyone.”
After this statement, Pashinyan immediately phoned Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the Kremlin, the sides discussed the situation in Armenia and Putin “spoke in favor of maintaining order and tranquility in Armenia, resolving the situation within the framework of the law”.
However, the Russian leader did not declare support to the current Armenian government, which has been consistently providing a provocative anti-Russian policy.
This policy already undermined the regional position of Armenia as they almost broke relations with the guarantor of its existence and the key ally, led to the disaster in Nagorno-Karabkah and triggered the permanent political crisis in Armenia.
Despite this, the pro-Western Pashinyan-branded clique continues to struggle for its power pushing the country towards the collapse.