Armenia's embattled PM appoints new chief of military

Armenia’s prime minister appointed a new chief of the military on Wednesday after his order to fire the previous top general, who was at the centre of a political crisis, came into force. Last month Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan ordered the dismissal of the army’s chief of staff Onik Gasparyan, accusing him of staging a coup after he called for Pashinyan to resign. Pashinyan has been under increasing pressure to step down for his handling of last year’s war with Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Gasparyan’s call on February 25 for Pashinyan to resign sparked mass protests,…

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