Numerous Armenians have gathered in front of the Armenian Embassy in Russia to protest against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s visit to Moscow.
The Armenian premier travelled to Moscow on Monday to hold trilateral talks with the presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan. The sides plan to discuss the implementation of their November 9, 2020 statement on Artsakh, as well as further steps to resolve problems of the region. On the sidelines of the visit, Pashinyan will also hold a separate meeting with Putin.
“He is handing over villages [to Azerbaijan] one by one, he must leave,” a protester said.
“We have gathered here because our homeland has been sold. I served in the Shushi battalion. Shushi is lost now. They sold my homeland,” said another demonstrator.
“The traitor must be executed, he must be tried by state bodies, which, unfortunately, are not functioning today,” another said.
A man said he had joined the protest to “prevent the traitor from signing a new agreement” with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.