Colonel-General Movses Hakobyan, who resigned as Armenia’s chief military inspector on November 18, said he was recalled from the war zone in Nagorno-Karabakh after he reprimanded the wife of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. His words on Thursday, November 19, leads Interfax…
As Hakobyan noted, the incident with the prime minister’s wife happened when she was visiting the command center in Karabakh. “I asked Pashinyan’s wife to leave the command center in Karabakh, since there are so many men in a tense state who can use foul language and her presence is undesirable,” he recalled.
After that, the general, according to him, was summoned to Yerevan, and after a while he was sent to take a coronavirus test. The test results turned out to be negative, but later documents appeared indicating that he allegedly had pneumonia. Hakobyan himself stated that this was not true.
As a result, the general was forbidden to return to the command center in Karabakh as an infected person. Hakobyan added that he tried to discuss this situation personally with Pashinyan, but he did not respond to his messages.
At the end of October, it was reported that Pashinyan’s wife Anna Hakobyan decided to undergo military training and go to “defend the borders of the homeland” in Karabakh. Together with her, 12 more women were supposed to start training.
Fighting in Karabakh broke out on September 27. Armenia and Azerbaijan, which have been arguing over this territory for 30 years, accused each other of provocations. During the armed clashes, Baku took control of a number of settlements. On November 9, Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan adopted a joint ceasefire statement.
According to the document, the belligerents remain in their positions, and three more regions will be transferred to Azerbaijan’s control by December 1. Russian peacekeepers will be stationed along the line of contact and the Lachin corridor connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia.