Armenia: coup détat and assassination of Prime Minister

The Armenian Security Service claims to have foiled an attempted coup détat and an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Pashinian. An unknown number of suspects have been detained. The coup armies would reject the agreement that Armenia concluded this week with Russia and Azerbaijan to end the battle for Nagorno-Karabakh.

The agreement states that in the coming weeks Armenia will return several areas in or around Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan and that Azerbaijan will control the areas it has conquered over the Armenians in recent weeks.

Prime Minister Pashinian said earlier this week that he had no choice, because fighting would have led to even greater loss of territory.

After the agreement was concluded, opponents destroyed the parliament building in the Armenian capital Yerevan:

Nagorno-Karabakh is an area that belongs to Azerbaijan under international law, but mainly ethnic Armenians live there. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the region and areas around it have been under Armenian control.

Azerbaijan refused to accept this. In September, battles broke out in which Azerbaijan managed to gain ground profits. The agreement concluded this week states that 2000 Russian soldiers are monitoring compliance with the truce.