The European Union monitors the development of the situation in Armenia and calls on all parties to refrain from actions that could lead to further escalation.
This is stated in the statement of the EU representative.
“The European Union is very closely following the development of events in Armenia. We ask all actors to calm down and avoid any rhetoric or actions that may lead to further escalation,” the statement said.
The EU emphasizes that differences should be resolved peacefully with strict adherence to the principles and processes of parliamentary democracy.
“According to the Armenian Constitution, the armed forces” remain neutral in political matters and are under civilian control.
Supporting a democratic and constitutional system is the only way that Armenia can effectively solve the problems it faces, “the EU noted.
Recall, on February 25, the General Staff of Armenia published a statement demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan after his decision to dismiss the Deputy Head of the General Staff. The prime minister called it “an attempted coup d’etat.”
The General Staff of Armenia stated that the Prime Minister and the government are not capable of making adequate decisions in a critical and fateful situation for the Armenian people.
In response, Prime Minister Pashinyan announced his decision to fire the head of the General Staff Onik Gasparyan and called on his supporters to gather in Republic Square. Pashinyan is expected to deliver a speech.
The opposition of Armenia supported the demand of the General Staff for the resignation of the Prime Minister.