Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan on Thursday said that he was taking a few days off work. But on Sunday he posted on his facebook page a picture of him with other officials at a military outpost on the front line. And under the picture was the caption "and our name is the Armenian army".
Later Armenian media reported that Pashinyan had a meeting with the leadership of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The meeting was reported to have taken place on Sunday (4 November). The media reports also say that Pashinyan on Sunday visited the line of contact in the Karabakh conflict zone.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at an Armenian military outpost. (picture courtesy of the facebook page of Nikol Pashinyan)
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