Tension between Pashinyan and the Garabagh clan grows - Separatists for the first time did not attend the state events in Armenia
- 29 May 2019
There was another event confirming the tensions between the current leadership of Armenia and the Garabagh clan, ONAreports citing Joxovurd newspaper.
No one from the "leadership" of the separatist "republic" attended the events of the celebration in Armenia dedicated to the 101st anniversary of the first republic.
It is noted that the Armenian leadership led by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, President Armen Sargsyan, Catholicos Garegin II attended the events in Sardarapat.
“However, perhaps for the first time, no one from Nagorno-Karabakh officially attended the Armenia, which really gives reason to think,” writes the publication, hinting at the discord between Pashinyan and the Garabagh clan.
David Babayan, the spokesperson of the leader of the so-called separatist regime in Nagorno-Karabakh Bako Sahakyan, stated that they did not participate in the events because of the visit of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to Nagorno-Karabakh. However, he did not comment on whether they received the invitation or not.
Note that relations of Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan with the Karabakh clan, which has been in power for about 20 years, have aggravated recently. The information spreads that opposing steps of the sides passed to the active phase.