Armenia

Standoff in Yerevan: the road to Armenia's defeat

25.07.2016

The putsch attempt continues in Armenia as events unfold. Recently, the bandits who seized the police station in Yerevan's Erebuni district, released all the hostages which they had previously held. However the police have stated that they are not going to storm the building. Armenian President Serge Sargsyan even agreed to talk with their leader, Zhirayr Sefilyan, who is now in prison. The condition for negotiations which the president is considering is the surrender of the rebels. Earlier, gunmen demanded that the press center nearby be reopened.

Unrest in Armenia moves into a new phase

21.07.2016

There is restlessness in the Armenian capital of Yerevan. Last night, supporters of the bandits who seized the police station in Erebuni district, organized a rally in support of them and tried to break through the cordon of police. In dispersing the crowds, 51 people were injured. The riots continued until the early hours of the morning. At 4:00 am local time, police began to arrest the most violent demonstrators. Among them was opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan. It should be expected that protest activity will increase