March 1, 2021 - 18:39 AMT
Gegharkunik vice Governor quits, joins demand for Pashinyan's resignation

Deputy Governor of Gegharkunik province Henrik Muradyan has resigned to join the demand of Armenia's top military brass for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation.

"The unpromising policy pursued by the authorities of the Republic of Armenia led to the regime throwing down the gauntlet to the Armenian Armed Forces," Muradyan wrote in his resignation letter Monday, March 1.

The former deputy Governor said he supports the General Staff.

Armenia is facing a serious political crisis after the General Staff of the country's army Pashinyan's resignation. The PM, however, claimed he had already dismissed the chief of the Army General Staff and accused the military of a "coup attempt".