By: Steve Dellar | 04-24-2018 | News
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Armenia - PM Stepping Down In Another Blow For Russia

With Armenian Prime Minister Sargsyan stepping down after almost two weeks of street protests, Russia seems to be losing another key ally to the west as it is now feared that yet another Soviet empire state will soon be opening up to the European union which craves for more influence and a bigger buffer against President Vladimir Putin.

Mr Serzh Sargsyan, the country’s president since 2008, had reached his constitutional legal two-term limit earlier this month. Just like Putin had once done, he turned himself into the Prime Minister of Armenia with additional powers and before anyone could react, his party voted him into the post.

The people however understood what was happening and started coming out into the street in ever greater number to protest the power grab.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Armenia now: <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Joshua Kucera (@joshuakucera) <a href="">April 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Later yesterday evening the PM then offered his resignation, saying in a brief statement: “I was wrong. The street movement is against my tenure. I am fulfilling your demand.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As soon as I saw the Armenian PM resigned amid widespread protests I recalled Q saying Armenia was the #1 country searching &quot;QAnon&quot; &amp; Clowns were on the boards in full force. Was PM Sargsyan under Clown control? Q says the world is awakening. Praise Jesus! <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Lisa Mei Crowley (@LisaMei62) <a href="">April 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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There are great fears however that the Kremlin will not allow this state to turn over so quickly as revolutions in Georgia in 2003, Ukraine in 2004 and 2014 and Kyrgyzstan in 2005 have all seen some kind of interference, either military or politically from the Russians.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Armenia</a> 🇦🇲: celebrations in the streets of <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Yerevan</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Thomas van Linge (@ThomasVLinge) <a href="">April 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Russian journalist Konstantin von Eggert probably resumed it best when he said: “The peaceful downfall of a politician who wanted to remain in power for years to come is a slap in the face for Moscow's foreign policy."


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