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)
Ahead of the expected Armenia-Azerbaijan summit, Benyamin Poghosyan argues in this op-ed for commonspace.eu, that the negotiating paradigm based on the Madrid principles is doomed.
"In essence this is an olive branch to the government's critics", commonspace.eu political editor said in a comment. "Its significance should not be understated. President Aliyev has in the last weeks been preparing the country for major changes. This presidential pardon may well be the opening shot of more to come".