Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Thursday that an announcement by the armed forces calling for him to resign amounted to an attempted military coup and he called on his supporters to gather in the center of the capital Yerevan.
Pashinyan has fired the head of the general staff of the armed forces, Interfax added.
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The prime minister has faced protests and calls to resign after what his critics say was the disastrous handling of a bloody six-week conflict between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh last year.
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