Armenia indefinitely suspends broadcasts of Russia’s Channel One

  • Scores of demonstrators continued to rally in Yerevan, calling on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign over last month’s border delimitation deal with Azerbaijan.
  • Law enforcement tried to prevent Catholicos Garegin II, the leader of the Armenian church, from praying at the highly symbolic Sardarabad war memorial. The church condemned the incident, while Pashinyan defended the police’s actions.
  • Armenia indefinitely suspended broadcasts of Russia’s Channel One, a state-run television channel, citing unpaid debts Moscow reportedly owes Yerevan.
  • EU mission chief Markus Ritter in his own words:

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