Contents tagged with Pashinyan

  • Armenian Prime Minister confirms purchase of Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia without missiles

    Armenia has indeed purchased Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia without air-to-air missiles, said Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during a meeting with residents of the town of Ohanavan in the Aragatsotn Province, Sputnik Armenia reports.

    He blamed the previous leadership of the country for such a decision. "Yes, we bought the plane, it was delivered in May, and yes, we did not have time to buy missiles before the war. Well, you'd buy aircraft so we could buy rockets. Why didn't the 26- …

  • Armenian Prime Minister: during Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Russian missiles worked only 10 percent of the time

    During the war in Nagorno-Karabakh in the autumn of 2020, the Russian Iskander missiles in service with Armenian Armed Forces did not exploded "or exploded only 10% of the time", said Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with the website 1in.am.

    Answering the journalist's question: "How is it possible?", Pashinyan replied: "I don't know... Maybe it’s an 80s weapon."

    Pashinyan’s comments came in response to the words of the country's former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan that …

  • Armenian Prime Minister: electronic warfare systems bought for $42 million failed to protect the sky over Nagorno-Karabakh

    During the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, the electronic warfare systems purchased for $42 million did not work and failed to close the sky, stated Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during a video address to the nation.

    "The sky was not "closed," ladies and gentlemen, because in 2017 we purchased $42 million worth of systems for the Armenian army (apparently referring to the deal to purchase Russian-made Repellent electronic warfare systems) which, as it turned out, simply did not work. The co- …

  • Armenia capitulates to Azerbaijan. Russia deploys peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed an agreement to end the war in Nagorno-Karabakh.

    According to the document cited by Sputnik.Armenia, the Azerbaijani army remains at its current positions, and Armenia returns to Azerbaijan Kalbajar District (by November 15) and Lachin District (by December 1), keeping only the Lachin Corridor (5 km wide), which will provide communication between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia …

  • Armenian Prime Minister refuses Israel's humanitarian aid amid conflict with Azerbaijan

    “Israel has joined forces with the devil. Yerevan does not intend to accept humanitarian aid from Jerusalem,” said Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with The Jerusalem Post.

    "Humanitarian aid from the country that sells weapons to mercenaries which are used to strike civilians?" the Armenian Prime Minister responded to the aid offered to Yeravan earlier by the Israeli Prime Minister.

    Pashinyan said that Israel should send humanitarian aid to """. In his view, that would …

  • Pashinyan calls for the second stage of the Armenian revolution

    Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged citizens to block all court buildings in the country on Monday, May 20, reports Deutsche Welle.

    According to him, on May 20, he intends to announce "the second and most important stage of the Armenian revolution."

    "Starting from 08:30 am we will block all entrances and exits of all ships in the country, without exception, so that no one could enter. From noon my speech will be broadcasted live," writes Pashinyan on his Facebook page.

    This …

  • Russia raises gas price for Armenia by 10%

    From January 1, 2019, the price of Russian gas for Armenia will be raised to $165 per thousand cubic meters, the press service of Gazprom reported on Monday. 

    The new price is 10% higher than the price established by the agreement of April 2016. 

    “In accordance with the supplementary agreement signed to the contract between Gazprom Export LLC and Gazprom Armenia CJSC, determining the price of gas supplies to Armenia in 2019, the price of Russian gas will be $165 per one thousand cubic meters …

  • Armenia accuses Gazprom of multi-billion tax evasion

    The Armenian authorities have conducted an audit on the local Gazprom subsidiary and uncovered colossal tax violations, the Armenian State Revenue Committee (SRC) reported on Wednesday.

    Gazprom Armenia, the country’s sole gas provider, gave the tax authorities “deliberately false information” in its reports for 2016-2017, as a result of which it paid “several billion” too little tax on profit and VAT, according to the SRC.

    In addition, the company was involved in shady gas selling schemes. …

  • Armenia may consider buying American weapons

    Armenia may consider buying American weapons if it receives a beneficial offer from the United States, stated Armenian Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Saturday October 27, Interfax reported.

    “The government is not limited to anything. If we receive a beneficial offer, we will consider it,” the politician said.

    Earlier in October, during a visit to Yerevan, US National Security Advisor John Bolton suggested that the Armenian government may buy American weapons instead of Russian ones. …