Nikol Pashinyan

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Nikol Pashinyan said : “An opinion was voiced during discussions that the official vehicles which we are optimizing elsewhere could be provided to the patrol service. No, not a single, second-hand thing shouldn’t be at the patrol service, starting from the handguns, the uniforms, up to the cruisers and radio devices. Everything must be new, from scratch,” External link

armenpress Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “You can’t build a new school and put the equipment of the old one there. This is a very bad thing in all regards. You can build something less somewhere, but the new must be brand new,” External link

armenpress Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : “The Ministry of Health will be more proactive and will visit certain at-risk groups, collectives, factories on its own initiative and make diagnoses. This practice will allow us to finally overcome the pandemic,” External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “The aggravation of the situation on the border may be due to the desire of the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan to overshadow the country’s internal problems,” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "We have to get out of the logic of 'getting by,' and we have to develop," External link

news-am Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "The draft put into circulation expresses our strategic ideas on the necessary reforms in general education, and in the meantime, it will be improved by going through procedures," External link

news-am Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Lebanon is among the closest friends to Armenia. Our two countries and peoples are connected by many historical and cultural ‘threads.’ Beirut was the ‘capital city’ of the 20th-century Armenian diaspora. (). To this day, it retains its unique significance and huge role as the most important center of the Armenian presence in the Middle East. At this difficult time, we cannot remain indifferent to the needs of the fraternal people of Lebanon and the Armenian community in Beirut. The Republic of Armenia has expressed its readiness to assist in overcoming the consequences of the tragedy that befell that city. We will assist the Lebanese government and the local Armenian community as much as possible. The Government of the Republic of Armenia () is in constant contact with the Government of Lebanon and [local Armenian] community structures. The basic needs are being clarified, within the framework of which the Government of the Republic of Armenia will deliver targeted assistance to Beirutboth at the governmental and community levels," External link

news-am Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : ''We will discuss the possible assistance tools that will help to overcome the crisis and return to the development path'' External link

armenpress Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "Expressing support and condolences over yesterday's explosion [in Beirut] and the casualties, I offered the help of the Republic of Armenia to the brotherly people of Lebanon. The Lebanese government is currently conducting a needs assessment, and as a result of the assessment, the Armenian government will make decisions as needed," External link

news-am Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We mourn the death of all victims and offer our condolences to the relatives and friends of all victims. We stand by brotherly Lebanon,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "As you are aware, on July 12, Azerbaijan attacked our border positions in the Tavush region. The Armed Forces of Armenia did not only repel the attacks but also inflicted significant damage on the adversary. The Azerbaijani side suffered numerous casualties, including military equipment and weapons with highly advanced technology. This is an explicit victory of military strength, tactics, and the military-industrial complex of Armenia. " External link

memrijttm Monday, August 3, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "At every step on the shores of [Lake] Sevan we see an environmental catastrophe, today. Let’s suppose [Lake] Sevan has not turned green [due to algae], it is clean, transparent. But what is happening around [Lake] Sevan cannot be described other than an environmental disaster. Of course, we have a very important result in recent years. I think that during our tenure, the amount of poaching has significantly decreased, which can be seen even with the naked eye. We have achieved quite serious and tangible success also in terms of forest protection," External link

news-am Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "I want to congratulate Romanos Petrosyan on his appointment to this accountable position. He has carried out a quite effective job in the position of provincial governor of Kotayk. I want to express a conviction that his activity as a minister will be more effective. Our task is to find that balanced, correct approach that will try to find a solution to the existing contradiction between civilization and nature. The concept of 'green Armenia' is placed at the heart of the Armenian government's program; that is, we imagine Armenia as a country that meets the highest modern environmental standards, and we have huge challenges in this domain. And we need to be able to make our livelihoods and our mining industry reach the standards I'm talking about. To say that we should give up the use of natural resources altogether is unreasonable, it’s not possible. On the other hand, we cannot follow the path of natural disasters," External link

news-am Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Your initiative came as an opportunity for planning meetings with representatives of all economic sectors in the near future in an effort to try to understand what we can do to not only overcome the economic crisis, but also to increase the competitiveness and efficiency of specific sectors and the economy, as a whole. I believe that even in times of crisis we should not forget this agenda. The more proactive we are in a crisis situation, the better we will pursue strategic policies,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, August 1, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Your initiative came as an opportunity for planning meetings with representatives of all economic sectors in the near future in an effort to try to understand what we can do to not only overcome the economic crisis, but also to increase the competitiveness and efficiency of specific sectors and the economy, as a whole. I believe that even in times of crisis we should not forget this agenda. The more proactive we are in a crisis situation, the better we will pursue strategic policies,” External link

armenpress Friday, July 31, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Mr. Petrosyan is being transferred from the post of Kotayk Marz Governor. We should state that he lived up to his mission and carried out effective activities as Marz Governor. And we have to express hope and confidence that his efforts will be as effective or perhaps more effective in the capacity of Minister of Environment,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, July 31, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Our daily life, our industry, and our mining industry must meet such standards as we can call balanced. To say that we should give up the use of natural resources altogether is actually not reasonable, and even impossible. But on the other hand, we cannot go the way of environmental disasters: it is not the right path, besides we will not allow it,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, July 31, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "We have a chance to break the back of this epidemic," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "For the first time since June 11, we have less than 9,000 active cases, i.e. - a total of 8,877 patients testing positive or still undergoing treatment as of yesterday. This is the lowest ever recorded decline since June 11. Armenia has thus a real chance to break the backbone of this pandemic. This implies responsibility on the part of each and every of us," External link

tert Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : ''This is a very good opportunity for us to develop domestic tourism and I am confident that many of our compatriots have not been to many sights of the Republic of Armenia'' External link

armenpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : ''The key measure among those anti-pandemic measures is mandatory wearing masks in open and closed areas'' External link

armenpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about General Staff ) : "The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs played a very important role in stabilizing the situation. The role of Russia is especially important here, and I think that the steps taken by the Kremlin, the involvement of the Foreign Ministry and the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces played a key role in ensuring a relatively stable situation. The role of the Russian Federation is, of course, extremely constructive," External link

panarmenian-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "It is important to understand that Russia is co-chairing the OSCE Minsk Group, which is dealing with the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," External link

panarmenian-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “There is no doubt that Russian authorities have all means and capabilities to prevent the ongoing developments. Our compatriots, residing in Russia, in turn, should avoid yielding to provocations and realise that third parties who are interested in destabilizing Russia are those who had expansionist and anti-Armenian aspirations in the South Caucasus. We will not allow that,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Direct communication between the militaries is an effective tool for preventing and clarifying incidents," External link

panarmenian-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Azerbaijan attacked the sovereign territory of Armenia," External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Now we can say for sure that the Armenian army not only showed high combat readiness, but also reaffirmed the status of the most efficient and intellectual army in the region," External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan noted : “I want to inform you that Armenia made every possible step to cease hostilities and de-escalate the situation on the border,” External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We understand that there is a difficult domestic situation in Azerbaijan. But we cannot be hostage to a trap to which President Aliyev pushed himself. Years of spreading hatred towards Armenians and war threats created an illusion of military superiority which is now being painfully collapsed. We don’t know whether Azerbaijani leadership lacks capacity or willingness to prevent ceasefire violations and provocative rhetoric,” External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : ''We understand the the domestic situation in Azerbaijan is serious, but we cannot be held hostage to the trap set by President Aliyev. The hatred and threats of war propogated against Armenia for years had created an illusion of military dominance, which is now disappearing. We have no confidence if the leadership of Azerbaijan has the ability or will to preserve the ceasefire regime and refrain from provocative rhetoric'' External link

armenpress Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan wrote : “The Speaker of the Armenian parliament signed today the laws on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on Constitutional Court,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan wrote : ''Our measures of preserving anti-pandemic rules should become more consistent for mitigating the intensity of the spread of the virus. Only doing so we will be able to significantly reduce the number of new cases'' External link

armenpress Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan stated : “We must all get out of the vicious cycle of mere statements about ceasefire violations: an international system of reliable ceasefire monitoring needs to be established,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, July 20, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nuclear Power Plant ) : ''The official representative of Azerbaijan announced a few days ago that their country is capable to strike Methsamor Nuclear Power Plant. Of course, Armenia is able to ensure its security, including that of Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant, but this was an announcement that should unequivocally be assessed as a crime against humanity, because such an act is a threat of carrying out terrorism against humanity and should get an adequate international reaction and investigation. As refers to future activities, our position remains the same. We all have to finally put an end to the endless announcements about ceasefire violations and a reliable international ceasefire monitoring mechanism should be established'' External link

armenpress Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan told ( about Secretary General ) : "Azerbaijan, ignoring the numerous calls for an end to armed conflicts amid the pandemic, including those reflected in the Joint Statement of the members of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on April 14, and the statement of the UN Secretary General on March 23, launched a military on the Armenian border," External link

panarmenian-en Friday, July 17, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "There is no military solution to the conflict, and there is no alternative to peace negotiations, which meets the interests of all the peoples of our region," External link

panarmenian-en Friday, July 17, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan noted : "If it hadn’t been for strong friendship between our countries and peoples, cooperation within the union would not have been this effective. It is particularly important for me to highlight the high level of cooperation and mutual assistance that we have seen these days on the part of all our partners in the union," External link

itartass_en Friday, July 17, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "There is no military solution and there is no alternative to peaceful negotiations, which reflects the interests of all peoples of our region," External link

itartass_en Friday, July 17, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "Unfortunately, provocations continue up to this day, keeping the situation tense and unpredictable," External link

itartass_en Friday, July 17, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Secretary General ) : “In this respect I want to touch upon a topic which is very vital for us and also for the maintenance of stability in our region. As you know, Azerbaijan, by ignoring the numerous calls for suspension of armed clashes amid the pandemic, including the April 14 joint statement of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council and the UN Secretary-General’s March 23 appeal, has unleashed military operations at Armenia’s norther-eastern border. The Armenian Armed Forces had to respond to Azerbaijan’s provocative actions” External link

armenpress Friday, July 17, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “For me it’s very important to highlight the high level of cooperation and mutual support we felt these days by all our partners of the Union, with no exception. I want to specifically thank the Russian Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister for the quick response to all issues, in particular for the uninterrupted transportation communication of Armenia with Russia. This had a strategic significance for our economy” External link

armenpress Friday, July 17, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “I would like to remind you that Armenia had expressed readiness to host the next meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Yerevan. I am happy that we have made the decision. I am looking forward to seeing all of you in Yerevan in October,” External link

Belta_en Friday, July 17, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The constitution of our country requires that emergency measures be taken in case of threats to public health, but besides the state of emergency we have no other effective instrument. Consequently, if we do not extend the state of emergency, our anti-epidemic package of measures will lose its force de jure. That’s why we simply have to extend it," Pashinian said. However, Pashinian said that his government plans legislative changes that will make it possible to continue to fight the virus beyond August 12 without again extending the state of emergency. "We understand that the state of emergency cannot and should not be extended indefinitely, and we have decided that a legislative package will be drafted in the meantime to enable us to use these instruments [against the outbreak] not under an extended state of emergency, but under an emergency situation which will imply a much lighter regime in terms of restrictions and will focus on anti-epidemic measures,” External link

rferl Monday, July 13, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The constitution of our country requires that emergency measures be taken in case of threats to public health, but besides the state of emergency we have no other effective instrument. Consequently, if we do not extend the state of emergency, our anti-epidemic package of measures will lose its force de jure. That’s why we simply have to extend it," Pashinian said. However, Pashinian said that his government plans legislative changes that will make it possible to continue to fight the virus beyond August 12 without again extending the state of emergency. "We understand that the state of emergency cannot and should not be extended indefinitely, and we have decided that a legislative package will be drafted in the meantime to enable us to use these instruments [against the outbreak] not under an extended state of emergency, but under an emergency situation which will imply a much lighter regime in terms of restrictions and will focus on anti-epidemic measures,” External link

rferl Monday, July 13, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The constitution of our country requires that emergency measures be taken in case of threats to public health, but besides the state of emergency we have no other effective instrument. Consequently, if we do not extend the state of emergency, our anti-epidemic package of measures will lose its force de jure. That’s why we simply have to extend it," Pashinian said. However, Pashinian said that his government plans legislative changes that will make it possible to continue to fight the virus beyond August 12 without again extending the state of emergency. "We understand that the state of emergency cannot and should not be extended indefinitely, and we have decided that a legislative package will be drafted in the meantime to enable us to use these instruments [against the outbreak] not under an extended state of emergency, but under an emergency situation which will imply a much lighter regime in terms of restrictions and will focus on anti-epidemic measures,” External link

rferl Monday, July 13, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan noted : "Armenian armed forces can ensure borders inviolability," External link

news-am Monday, July 13, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan told : "Perhaps we are dealing with the desire to overshadow domestic problems through escalation in the conflict zone, which explains the disregard for the lives of their own soldiers," External link

panarmenian-en Monday, July 13, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Yesterday, on July 12, the armed forces of Azerbaijan launched provocative actions on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, attacking our border posts located in the direction of Movses village of Tavush province. The provocative operations of the Azerbaijani armed forces are strongly condemnable. Today in the morning these operations have resumed. With their resumption the Azerbaijani military-political leadership will bear the entire responsibility of the unpredictable consequences of the regional destabilization” External link

armenpress Monday, July 13, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “This military incident has not emerged via vacuum. It’s already a long time Azerbaijan’s leadership is trying to play the anti-Armenian card for their well-known motives. It’s possible that we are dealing with an action of the Azerbaijani military-political leadership to push the domestic problems to a second plan via escalating the border situation, in the context of which the openly ignoring attitude towards human lives, including the lives of Azerbaijani soldiers, is obvious” External link

armenpress Monday, July 13, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan stated ( about National Security Strategy ) : “Our nation has existed for several millennia, though being Armenian did not mean the same thing during this time. The meaning of the term has changed over time due to various circumstances, events, and factors. We do not know what our compatriots meant by saying Armenian in the time of King Artashes, but we know for sure that they did not mean what we mean nowadays. We do not now know whether the Armenians who lived 2000 years ago viewed their actions from the perspective of our present interests, we do not know at all whether there was such a process of thought or not. But now we can do that, knowing the past, thinking not only about the present and the future, but also about the millennial horizon. Perhaps this is the turning point where the national ideology becomes a vital necessity, an institution of practical significance, when based on our past and present experience, we are facing the task of not only formulating what needs to be done today, but also sending such a fundamental message that would liaise between the future generations of Armenians and the Armenian who lived a thousand years ago. This is our vision of developing national identity and consciousness. National identity develops on the basis of our history, those positive and negative impressions we draw from past experiences, as well as on our vision of the future, which is organically connected with the past and the present,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, July 10, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Today our soldier son was demobilized and is returning home. Good service to all our conscripts and soldiers, good return to all our soldiers who have completed their service” External link

armenpress Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "As the whole world is waiting for the vaccine, people are queuing up to acquire the [yet] non-existent but expected vaccine," External link

news-am Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “I want to state once again that our anti-coronavirus strategy remains the same, that is to get used to living with the rules which will allow to reach the number of new cases to zero” External link

armenpress Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We’ll try to improve the legislation on states of emergency in such a way that the government has the tools to lead a certain anti-epidemic policy when the state of emergency is lifted. Yes, the government is also considering the fact that it can’t constantly extend the state of emergency since this is a problem, but we must also take into consideration the anti-epidemic situation. We will extend the state of emergency at least one more time,” External link

news-am Monday, July 6, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We receive discouraging news not only from Armenia but throughout the world. Numerous countries that earlier announced about the control over the pandemic are now struggling with a new wave of coronavirus infections,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “The reality is that 491 people have died from coronavirus in the country. We should encourage citizens to wear masks, sanitize hands and practice social distancing,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "The meaning of July 4 reverberates far beyond the borders of the United States and has become a symbol of victorious struggle for independence. The founding fathers’ noble ideas of state-building have ever since been a source of inspiration for many nations in pursuit of democracy," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan wrote : "I want to record that for our government, this direction is not just a priority, but a priority of the priorities. I had a meeting with the leadership of the MOD and the AF," External link

news-am Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan wrote : “Our Su-30SM fighter jets completed combat launches of air-to-air missiles during the mock attack in the course of the first training flight. All air targets were destroyed with great accuracy,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, July 3, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "We have a lot to do here in connection with protecting the rights of our consumers, as well as promoting competition. (). We must not allow any artificial monopoly from the Republic of Armenia to the end and without exception. People should have the opportunity to acquire quality and as cheap a product as possible," External link

news-am Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “The hypothesis is that we all have to treat each other as infected persons. We wear face masks to ensure the safety of the person in front of us, not our own safety. I know this based on my example since I was infected with the coronavirus for at least seven days and didn’t know about it,” External link

news-am Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “This means each of us should learn to organize their life in a way to not contract coronavirus or infect others. We have not been able to solve this problem thus far. We continue to record hundreds of new virus cases,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Armenia finds itself at an active stage of democratic reforms and we are determined to advance the agenda in a bid to strengthen democratic institutions: form a truly independent judiciary, provide guarantees for free elections, wage an effective fight against corruption, and achieve other priority objective. CoE’s assistance is of great importance in this context,” External link

armenpress Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan stated : “Armenia’s goal is to establish an independent judiciary, guarantee a reliable electoral process and fight against corruption effectively, and in this context, the assistance of the Council of Europe is of major significance,” External link

news-am Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Armenia finds itself at an active stage of democratic reforms and we are determined to advance the agenda in a bid to strengthen democratic institutions: form a truly independent judiciary, provide guarantees for free elections, wage an effective fight against corruption, and achieve other priority objective. CoE’s assistance is of great importance in this context,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan noted : “The government will assist, to the best of its ability, so that no obstacles emerge before the activities of the Constitutional Court during this transitional period,” External link

news-am Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We must pay special attention to courtyards, especially in the evening hours, and in this regard, representatives of state bodies and volunteers should do a great job. The task is to comply with the prescribed rules. We came to this conclusion following discussions held with experts, international organizations, and by studying other countries’ experience. I want to appeal again to our compatriots: Dear compatriots, we must comply with anti-epidemic rules. If we fail to do so, our problems will go exacerbating in all directions. Of course, we should use administrative methods, but the most important thing here is the change in behavior. We do not seek to fine anyone; instead, we are trying not to fine anyone, provided that we all comply with anti-epidemic rules,” External link

armenpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Regretfully, the Republic of Armenia is among the leaders in COVID-19 cases per one million population and daily infections worldwide. This is a major problem but we face another one which is the acknowledgment of this problem. There should have been a situation when three million population of the republic would have been fighting the pandemic. Unfortunately, we do not see this, instead disinformation about coronavirus continues spreading,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, June 26, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We came to the conclusion there is no alternative but to toughen anti-epidemic rules soon. We should introduce strict rules as long as there is no opposite dynamic in coronavirus numbers,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, June 26, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "We stated as a result that there are 20,00 citizens who lost their jobs over the period and did not find a new job. And we decided to offer assistance," External link

tert Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Serzh Sarksyan ) : "represents the corrupt regime of Serzh Sargsyan, rather than the people, and it must go," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan declared : “Who said the 10-20 participants or even 100 times more participants of the potential rally won’t express discontent with the activities of certain corrupt officials? Overall, this has to be taken into consideration. Some people need to be thankful that Armenia is in a state of emergency and there is no opportunity to hold assembles because I believe in at least some cases, the supporters of the revolution would hold massive assemblies and express themselves in regard to several specific cases and people. I would also like to say that certain so-called circles making such comments overestimate their ability to hold rallies in Armenia because if by saying ‘rally’ they mean bringing people to the square by offering them money and relying on those people, they won’t have any hopes after the state of emergency is over,” External link

news-am Monday, June 22, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : “The prices of face masks are dropping in the market and they become more affordable to citizens,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, June 22, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Ilham Aliyev ) : “The use of force will not remain without a consequence and will always receive more than adequate response both at the military and political domains. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev also understands this, who, in fact, has put himself in a deadlock. For more than 15 years he has promised his own people to solve the Karabakh issue through military means, billions of dollars have been spent under this title, which quite often result in money laundering, which eventually settle in the accounts of famous peoples in offshore zones. And now he is unable to explain his own people why the reality is as it is. He understands that his possible adventure will bring irreversible damages not only to Azerbaijan, but also will destroy his anti-national power. And in order to divert the people’s attention, he raises the temperature of his statements in order to get out of this deadlock, trying to compensate the failures of the past with new and more absurd promises about the future” External link

armenpress Friday, June 19, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "You know that I accepted with great love your invitation to take part in the celebrations. However, as it turned out later, the current epidemiological situation in Armenia does not allow me to make this trip," External link

itartass_en Friday, June 19, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : “I look forward to our next meeting to discuss agenda issues of allied relations between our countries,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, June 19, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "The European Court of Human Rights verdict on the case of [Azerbaijani army officer] Ramil Safarov [who had brutally killed Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan] clearly recorded and condemned the encouragement of the hate crimes being committed in Azerbaijan against Armenians. This verdict should define clear red lines for Azerbaijan, showing that not only Armenia and the Armenian people, but also the international community is standing beyond those red lines. Throughout its historythat is, in the last 100 years, Azerbaijan has been subjected to two major trials: in April 1920, when Azerbaijan lost the statehood it had acquired two years ago, and in June 1993, when Azerbaijan had re-approached the verge of losing statehood gained two years ago. These two trials for the statehood of Azerbaijan were conditioned by the war unleashed against Artsakh in both 1920 and 1991. It is clear that both in 1920 and in the early 1990s, Azerbaijan had overestimated its capabilities and underestimated the devastating effects of the war. In 1920, the loss of Azerbaijan's statehood gave nothing for us, Armenians. And more importantly, in 1994 weArmenia and Artsakh, were able to establish a ceasefire together with Azerbaijan, and put an end to the war and stabilize the situation in the region," External link

news-am Friday, June 19, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "That is, [for Azerbaijan] it [the Artsakh peace process] is not a way to reach a compromise, but a way to gradually fulfill all its demands; it doesn't happen that way, and it won't happen. The negotiation process is not a concert by order with one or two intermissions; peace implies a willingness to make compromise and comprehensive solutions. Given this very willingness, I had put forward the formula according to which any resolution to the Artsakh issue must be acceptable for the people of Karabakh, for the people of Armenia, and for the people of Azerbaijan. This formula is nothing but a proposal to accept the possibility of compromise. By not accepting my proposal, the President of Azerbaijan does not accept any possibility of compromise at all. And so it is obvious that with such approaches, we cannot expect real progress in the negotiation process, especially when they are accompanied by threats of war, or direct or indirect territorial or historical demands against the Armenian people," External link

news-am Friday, June 19, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "I think it is visible to the international community. Regarding the policies which Azerbaijan has been pursuing for long, they are anchored on the logic of belligerent statements. And I think statements of the kind are aimed at making the people in Artsakh and Armenia - as well as Artsakh and Armenia in general - perceive the entire settlement process through the prism of fears. Only under such circumstances can policies anchored on a belligerent tone be conventionally effective," External link

tert Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “I think the international community can see this, yet the longstanding policy of Azerbaijan is based on the logic of belligerent statements. I believe the main goal of those statements is to have the peoples of Artsakh and Armenia perceive the whole process of settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the prism of fears. However, since the Armenian people don’t have the habit and culture of perceiving the issue of Artsakh in the prism of fears, this is ruled out,” External link

news-am Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “The content that our government has put on the basis of the regional policy is based on the peace content, but Azerbaijan’s policy for a long time is based on the logic of militaristic statements. The main goal of these statements is for the peoples of Armenia and Artsakh, for Artsakh and Armenia to perceive the whole process of the NK conflict settlement through the prism of fears. Only in this case the policy that is based on these militaristic statements can be conditionally effective, but the Armenian people do not have a habit of perceiving especially the NK issue through the prism of fears” External link

armenpress Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan explained : “There is an issue with filing administrative proceedings for violation of safety rules as citizens often carry no ID with them and the process gets complicated,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan stated ( about Commission ) : “The authorities have designated a constitutional referendum is designated, but we can’t hold it due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, there is an opinion that the coronavirus is going to be with us for a very long time, and not only in Armenia, but also all other parts of the world, and this may cause problems during the next parliamentary elections and other elections. We need to think of how we can have a reliable online voting system, the results of which will be as reliable as the results of the last parliamentary elections. I believe we need to look at this issue as an issue related to not only elections, but also state security because even if during the pandemic the government decides to hold elections in any case, many citizens will be afraid of getting infected with this or that disease and may be de facto deprived of their opportunity to exercise their civil rights. Of course, this isn’t directly linked to the activities of the Professional Commission on Constitutional Reforms, but it might be linked to them,” External link

news-am Monday, June 15, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan explained : “In most cases when we see that the law, lawfulness and order lack public perception, the reason could be the lack of organic link between the state order and the citizen’s will,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, June 15, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We have not had a Constitution or constitutional reforms in the history of the Third Republic with the citizens involved in the process, being part of that text and the formation of the state order. This has been the most important conceptual, philosophical and content-wise problem we face. Subsequently, it is of utmost importance to create an organic link between the state order and the citizen’s will or the state order and the collective will of the people,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, June 15, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “The functions of the Constitutional Court, the general judiciary and the Court of Cassation should be combined in one system. Frankly, I believe this is an issue that needs to be seriously considered because we have seen different perceptions of the constitutional judiciary, the Constitutional Court and the Court of Cassation several times throughout the history of the Third Republic of Armenia, and I don’t think this has a positive impact on the development of Armenia’s judicial system,” External link

news-am Monday, June 15, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "The commission has been operating for quite a long time already. And I must honestly say that I'm one of those people who don’t think that a country's constitution needs to be amended often. But I must also say that especially in this period I have come to the conclusion that we not only need to make constitutional amendments, but we need to adopt a de jure new Constitution," External link

news-am Monday, June 15, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "Of course, one of our biggest challenges will be to make the banking system more people-centered," External link

news-am Monday, June 15, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “All these is seen from how the financial system demonstrated itself in several crisis situations or during political upheavals, including also during the peaceful, Velvet and people’s Revolution, as well as during the current coronavirus crisis. Of course, this change that is taking place is important in a sense that it ensures certain legacy for the activity of the Central Bank. On the other hand, it also symbolizes the further development course and necessity of reforms of changes without undermining the stability” External link

armenpress Monday, June 15, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Artur Javadyan ) : "Today we are saying goodbye to the governor of the Central Bank, Arthur Javadyan, and the new governor of the Central Bank, Martin Galstyan, is starting his term as of today. Mr. Javadyan, I once again thank you for your work and contribution during this time. Mr. Galstyan, I would like to congratulate you and wish you success in your activities as the [new] governor of the Central Bank," External link

news-am Monday, June 15, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Our situation with the coronavirus spread is bad," External link

rferl Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "I must be honest. I am very much upset with these figures," External link

rferl Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Yesterday we had a new record of coronavirus cases: 723 new cases," External link

a1plus Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “I think the problem has gone beyond the coronavirus issue. We should try to analyze the dominating behaviors in the public from a different perspective. I witnessed people without face masks, and the impression was they were heading for intensive care units,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan noted : “We lacked the state order for 600 years and didn’t have the one we enjoyed. The state order for us has been alien and something that had been imposed by others which is the reason it has always been associated with violence,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan concluded : “What I saw demonstrated the public collective attitude toward the state order,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Our affairs are bad with coronavirus. Yesterday we had a new record: 723 cases," External link

tert Saturday, June 13, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Yes, there is a lot of misinformation being disseminated, starting from the authorities. The purpose is to create a confidence crisis. There are people who say my family and I have purchased a villa in Canada and are involved in smuggling. Can you imagine? In this regard, the Armenian legislation allows presses to be liberal, and I don’t think we need to make artificial changes. These phenomena are linked to several criminal cases that you know or don’t know about. Even if someone swears that I am making money on the side, know that it is a lie. That can’t happen simply because when I assumed the office of Prime Minister, I told the people that if I become involved in corruption, I will call on the citizens of Armenia to hang me at Republic Square in Yerevan,” External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan declared : “People are constantly criticizing the government, bringing examples of the practice of other countries that have reported fewer coronavirus cases. However, those countries didn’t provide support to their citizens, and Armenia could have done the same, but it didn’t. I believe we need to make the transition to new technologies and reduce the use of cash and introduce digital programs,” External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “This led to increase in the number of coronavirus cases, even when the government had notified people to not go to banks in large groups,” External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "I will agree with you () if it happens in a manner and in cases not provided by law, and there is an excess of force. The police are a law enforcement structure and have the right to use force in cases and in the manner prescribed by law. It is clear that force cannot be used for not wearing a mask. But if other developments take place during the communication with the citizen for not wearing a mask, of course, the police must use force”. The Prime Minister agreed, however, that an investigation should be carried out in each such case. " External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan told : "The epidemiological situation remains tense.... If there are no objections, the state of emergency in the country will be extended for a month -- until July 13," External link

rferl Friday, June 12, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "Yesterday we conducted 2,297 tests, which is practically the limit of our capabilities. Now even private labs are conducting tests," External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Despite this, the good news is that I hadn’t had contact with anyone without a face mask after May 23, except with my family,” External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “The main issue is the following: what is the conceptual vision to overcome the crisis and reduce the number of infected citizens? Frankly speaking, our initial vision has not changed. Overcoming the coronavirus in this situation is a public behavior and disciplinary problem, rather than a healthcare problem. And in fact, this situation can be overcome only with changes in the public behavior” External link

armenpress Friday, June 12, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “If we don’t have a decline in cases, it means we all have not properly followed the anti-epidemic rules. Regardless of the government’s efforts, it these rules are not followed publicly, widely, overcoming the pandemic will become impossible. Our long-term strategy should be to live with the coronavirus because no one knows how long it will be with us” External link

armenpress Friday, June 12, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan told : "The epidemiological situation remains tense.... If there are no objections, the state of emergency in the country will be extended for a month -- until July 13," External link

rferl Friday, June 12, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan told : “We should find serious mechanisms of dealing with [the matter] and identifying such people to understand their motives and connections, which could leave room for conclusions,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, June 12, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan declared : “Armenia has lost the battle as much as other countries such as the US, France, Belgium, Great Britain, the Russian Federation, Sweden, Germany and many other developed and highly developed countries. If the Armenian government has lost the battle, it means all mankind has lost the battle against the coronavirus and civilization in general. Yes, the Armenian government has as many problems with the battle against the coronavirus as do several countries and all mankind,” External link

news-am Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “In other words, we are certain that observance of the rules set by the Commandant’s Office will reduce the number of cases to zero. Today, the level of observance of the rules leads to result in 7-14 days because the incubation period is 14 days. This means citizens didn’t properly observe the rules 7-14 days ago,” External link

news-am Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “It’s very important that our citizens treat this situation very seriously” External link

armenpress Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We view this as a main mean to reduce the number of infections. I again want to urge our citizens to keep the anti-epidemic rules, to wear a face mask, disinfect hands and keep the social distance. In case of necessity punitive actions should be applied, but we believe that the positive dynamics is a result of our dialogue with the population” External link

armenpress Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan disse : "Meu teste de coronavírus deu positivo ontem. Todos os membros da minha família também são positivos" External link

em Monday, June 1, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan déclaré : "Mon test de coronavirus s'est révélé positif hier. Tous les membres de ma famille sont aussi positifs" External link

lorientlejour Monday, June 1, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan déclaré : "Mon test de coronavirus s'est révélé positif hier. Tous les membres de ma famille sont aussi positifs" External link

lorientlejour Monday, June 1, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan déclaré : "Mon test de coronavirus s'est révélé positif hier. Tous les membres de ma famille sont aussi positifs" External link

afp-fr Monday, June 1, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan disse : "Ele agora está em boas condições" External link

uol Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan disse : "Ele agora está em boas condições" External link

g1-globo Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan alihoji : "Inawezekanaje mradi kama huu kuwepo Armenia?" External link

mwananchi Thursday, December 26, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan écrit : "Au nom du peuple arménien, j'exprime notre gratitude au Congrès américain" External link

lnc Friday, December 13, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan declaró : “Una revolución económica es nuestra máxima prioridad” External link

wsoctv Monday, December 10, 2018 8:01:00 AM EAT



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head0.50%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
lawmaker26.38%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
mp42.46%EN05/15/201715/05/2017
member2.01%EN05/14/201714/05/2017
civil contract party leader1.76%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
leader of armenia0.25%EN01/23/201723/01/2017
député4.27%FR10/11/201611/10/2016
leader0.25%FR10/11/201611/10/2016
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leader1.51%EN08/09/201609/08/2016
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national assembly mp0.25%EN07/25/201625/07/2016
armenian national assembly mp0.25%EN07/25/201625/07/2016
accusé0.25%FR07/24/201624/07/2016
opposant1.01%FR07/23/201623/07/2016
mp of the national assembly0.50%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
deputado0.50%PT07/21/201621/07/2016
chef0.25%FR07/21/201621/07/2016
opposition mp of the national assembly0.25%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
preneurs d'otage11.56%FR07/17/201617/07/2016
preneurs d'otages0.75%FR07/17/201617/07/2016
preneurs d’otage0.50%FR07/17/201617/07/2016
opposition lawmaker0.75%EN11/13/201313/11/2013
colleague0.75%EN12/25/201225/12/2012
Names Lang Count
Nikol PashinyanEN55.08%
Nikol PachinianFR18.81%
Nikol PashinyanFR10.68%
Nikol PashinianEN6.61%
Nikol PashinianFR5.42%
Nikol PashinyanRU1.69%
Nikol PachinianPT1.02%
Nikol PashinianPT0.68%
Nikol PashiniánES0.00%
Nikol PachenianFR0.00%


 
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Lusine Sahakyan stated ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : "We applied to the SIS to receive the case materials. We received an answer that since Mr. Vanetsyan was called [to the NSS] as a witness, they would not provide materials, but the criminal case was dropped due to lack of corpus delicti. If we consider the list of participants, given the nature of the statement, it is very interesting who the person was who should have been the possible accused because Mr. Vanetsyan had the status of a witness; that is, on the principle of ruling out, there is only one official left in this country who could be charged. Let [PM] Mr. [Nikol] Pashinyan answer here whether he was called to the SIS or not. That one is Mr. Pashinyan," External link

news-am Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

James Wilson said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “Armenia has been the post-Soviet nation hardest hit by the pandemic: with reportedly over 30,000 infection cases and more than 500 deaths, as of mid-July,” “The country declared a state of emergency in March, and since then economic activity has collapsed, businesses have closed and unemployment has spiraled. There has been an estimated decline in GDP of between 2-3.5 percent, and the Armenian health system is now clearly at the limit of its capacity to deal with the crisis. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has been severely criticised by the opposition for ineffective crisis management and failing to tackle the pandemic” External link

azernews Monday, July 27, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

James Wilson said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The EU has urged both sides to devote energy and resources to fighting the coronavirus pandemic and meaningfully re-engage in substantive negotiations under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs,” “It is important for the EU to step up its diplomacy in the Caucasus, broker a lasting peace and halt the carpetbagging opportunism of Pashinyan which threatens to plunge the region into a war that will benefit nobody,” External link

azernews Monday, July 27, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : "The clashes over the last week put an end to a two-year honeymoon period ushered in by the coming to power of Armenia’s new leader, Nikol Pashinyan, after the peaceful revolution in Yerevan in 2018," External link

panarmenian-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The constitution of our country requires that emergency measures be taken in case of threats to public health, but besides the state of emergency we have no other effective instrument. Consequently, if we do not extend the state of emergency, our anti-epidemic package of measures will lose its force de jure. That’s why we simply have to extend it," Pashinian said. However, Pashinian said that his government plans legislative changes that will make it possible to continue to fight the virus beyond August 12 without again extending the state of emergency. "We understand that the state of emergency cannot and should not be extended indefinitely, and we have decided that a legislative package will be drafted in the meantime to enable us to use these instruments [against the outbreak] not under an extended state of emergency, but under an emergency situation which will imply a much lighter regime in terms of restrictions and will focus on anti-epidemic measures,” External link

rferl Monday, July 13, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The constitution of our country requires that emergency measures be taken in case of threats to public health, but besides the state of emergency we have no other effective instrument. Consequently, if we do not extend the state of emergency, our anti-epidemic package of measures will lose its force de jure. That’s why we simply have to extend it," Pashinian said. However, Pashinian said that his government plans legislative changes that will make it possible to continue to fight the virus beyond August 12 without again extending the state of emergency. "We understand that the state of emergency cannot and should not be extended indefinitely, and we have decided that a legislative package will be drafted in the meantime to enable us to use these instruments [against the outbreak] not under an extended state of emergency, but under an emergency situation which will imply a much lighter regime in terms of restrictions and will focus on anti-epidemic measures,” External link

rferl Monday, July 13, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The constitution of our country requires that emergency measures be taken in case of threats to public health, but besides the state of emergency we have no other effective instrument. Consequently, if we do not extend the state of emergency, our anti-epidemic package of measures will lose its force de jure. That’s why we simply have to extend it," Pashinian said. However, Pashinian said that his government plans legislative changes that will make it possible to continue to fight the virus beyond August 12 without again extending the state of emergency. "We understand that the state of emergency cannot and should not be extended indefinitely, and we have decided that a legislative package will be drafted in the meantime to enable us to use these instruments [against the outbreak] not under an extended state of emergency, but under an emergency situation which will imply a much lighter regime in terms of restrictions and will focus on anti-epidemic measures,” External link

rferl Monday, July 13, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Gevorg Petrosyan added ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : "Well, haven't you realized yet that I'm not afraid of ending up in prison? What if we suddenly find ourselves in the same [prison] cell... This is [PM Nikol] Pashinyan's Armenia. He is not interested in the real issues of national security, he will resolve the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) issue with tweezers and homemade vodka (just as he resolved the issue of the coronavirus)," External link

news-am Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Sergei Markedonov concluded ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “All these factors, as well as the coronavirus were the reason why Nikol Pashinyan didn’t participate in the parade. The leaders of the former Soviet republics aren’t secretaries of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. They are the heads of independent states and make decisions on their own,” External link

news-am Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Hikmet Hajiyev said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “Obviously, his fight against coronavirus is doomed to fail. Embarrassed Pashinyan makes numerous provocative and contradictory statements for domestic audience,” External link

today-az Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Hikmet Hajiyev concluded ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “Azerbaijan will liberate all its lands occupied by Armenia and restore its territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders. All responsibility for the potential aggravation of the situation lies entirely with Pashinyan,” External link

today-az Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Artsvik Minasian said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : "It is illogical when no explanation is given, it is inexplicable when every dismissal is preceded by a high assessment of the work of the system, and the dismissal follows. So, question: What are the criteria by which the administration should be guided to evaluate the work of these services? And then Pashinyan does not hide that he is trying to make appointments according to the principle of personal devotion. There is another issuethe principle of professionalism, which should not be subordinated to any other principle," External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

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Nikol Pashinyan said : “An opinion was voiced during discussions that the official vehicles which we are optimizing elsewhere could be provided to the patrol service. No, not a single, second-hand thing shouldn’t be at the patrol service, starting from the handguns, the uniforms, up to the cruisers and radio devices. Everything must be new, from scratch,” External link

armenpress Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “You can’t build a new school and put the equipment of the old one there. This is a very bad thing in all regards. You can build something less somewhere, but the new must be brand new,” External link

armenpress Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : “The Ministry of Health will be more proactive and will visit certain at-risk groups, collectives, factories on its own initiative and make diagnoses. This practice will allow us to finally overcome the pandemic,” External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “The aggravation of the situation on the border may be due to the desire of the military-political leadership of Azerbaijan to overshadow the country’s internal problems,” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "We have to get out of the logic of 'getting by,' and we have to develop," External link

news-am Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "The draft put into circulation expresses our strategic ideas on the necessary reforms in general education, and in the meantime, it will be improved by going through procedures," External link

news-am Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Lebanon is among the closest friends to Armenia. Our two countries and peoples are connected by many historical and cultural ‘threads.’ Beirut was the ‘capital city’ of the 20th-century Armenian diaspora. (). To this day, it retains its unique significance and huge role as the most important center of the Armenian presence in the Middle East. At this difficult time, we cannot remain indifferent to the needs of the fraternal people of Lebanon and the Armenian community in Beirut. The Republic of Armenia has expressed its readiness to assist in overcoming the consequences of the tragedy that befell that city. We will assist the Lebanese government and the local Armenian community as much as possible. The Government of the Republic of Armenia () is in constant contact with the Government of Lebanon and [local Armenian] community structures. The basic needs are being clarified, within the framework of which the Government of the Republic of Armenia will deliver targeted assistance to Beirutboth at the governmental and community levels," External link

news-am Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : ''We will discuss the possible assistance tools that will help to overcome the crisis and return to the development path'' External link

armenpress Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "Expressing support and condolences over yesterday's explosion [in Beirut] and the casualties, I offered the help of the Republic of Armenia to the brotherly people of Lebanon. The Lebanese government is currently conducting a needs assessment, and as a result of the assessment, the Armenian government will make decisions as needed," External link

news-am Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We mourn the death of all victims and offer our condolences to the relatives and friends of all victims. We stand by brotherly Lebanon,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "As you are aware, on July 12, Azerbaijan attacked our border positions in the Tavush region. The Armed Forces of Armenia did not only repel the attacks but also inflicted significant damage on the adversary. The Azerbaijani side suffered numerous casualties, including military equipment and weapons with highly advanced technology. This is an explicit victory of military strength, tactics, and the military-industrial complex of Armenia. " External link

memrijttm Monday, August 3, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "At every step on the shores of [Lake] Sevan we see an environmental catastrophe, today. Let’s suppose [Lake] Sevan has not turned green [due to algae], it is clean, transparent. But what is happening around [Lake] Sevan cannot be described other than an environmental disaster. Of course, we have a very important result in recent years. I think that during our tenure, the amount of poaching has significantly decreased, which can be seen even with the naked eye. We have achieved quite serious and tangible success also in terms of forest protection," External link

news-am Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "I want to congratulate Romanos Petrosyan on his appointment to this accountable position. He has carried out a quite effective job in the position of provincial governor of Kotayk. I want to express a conviction that his activity as a minister will be more effective. Our task is to find that balanced, correct approach that will try to find a solution to the existing contradiction between civilization and nature. The concept of 'green Armenia' is placed at the heart of the Armenian government's program; that is, we imagine Armenia as a country that meets the highest modern environmental standards, and we have huge challenges in this domain. And we need to be able to make our livelihoods and our mining industry reach the standards I'm talking about. To say that we should give up the use of natural resources altogether is unreasonable, it’s not possible. On the other hand, we cannot follow the path of natural disasters," External link

news-am Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Your initiative came as an opportunity for planning meetings with representatives of all economic sectors in the near future in an effort to try to understand what we can do to not only overcome the economic crisis, but also to increase the competitiveness and efficiency of specific sectors and the economy, as a whole. I believe that even in times of crisis we should not forget this agenda. The more proactive we are in a crisis situation, the better we will pursue strategic policies,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, August 1, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Your initiative came as an opportunity for planning meetings with representatives of all economic sectors in the near future in an effort to try to understand what we can do to not only overcome the economic crisis, but also to increase the competitiveness and efficiency of specific sectors and the economy, as a whole. I believe that even in times of crisis we should not forget this agenda. The more proactive we are in a crisis situation, the better we will pursue strategic policies,” External link

armenpress Friday, July 31, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Mr. Petrosyan is being transferred from the post of Kotayk Marz Governor. We should state that he lived up to his mission and carried out effective activities as Marz Governor. And we have to express hope and confidence that his efforts will be as effective or perhaps more effective in the capacity of Minister of Environment,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, July 31, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Our daily life, our industry, and our mining industry must meet such standards as we can call balanced. To say that we should give up the use of natural resources altogether is actually not reasonable, and even impossible. But on the other hand, we cannot go the way of environmental disasters: it is not the right path, besides we will not allow it,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, July 31, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "We have a chance to break the back of this epidemic," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "For the first time since June 11, we have less than 9,000 active cases, i.e. - a total of 8,877 patients testing positive or still undergoing treatment as of yesterday. This is the lowest ever recorded decline since June 11. Armenia has thus a real chance to break the backbone of this pandemic. This implies responsibility on the part of each and every of us," External link

tert Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : ''This is a very good opportunity for us to develop domestic tourism and I am confident that many of our compatriots have not been to many sights of the Republic of Armenia'' External link

armenpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : ''The key measure among those anti-pandemic measures is mandatory wearing masks in open and closed areas'' External link

armenpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about General Staff ) : "The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs played a very important role in stabilizing the situation. The role of Russia is especially important here, and I think that the steps taken by the Kremlin, the involvement of the Foreign Ministry and the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces played a key role in ensuring a relatively stable situation. The role of the Russian Federation is, of course, extremely constructive," External link

panarmenian-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "It is important to understand that Russia is co-chairing the OSCE Minsk Group, which is dealing with the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," External link

panarmenian-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “There is no doubt that Russian authorities have all means and capabilities to prevent the ongoing developments. Our compatriots, residing in Russia, in turn, should avoid yielding to provocations and realise that third parties who are interested in destabilizing Russia are those who had expansionist and anti-Armenian aspirations in the South Caucasus. We will not allow that,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Direct communication between the militaries is an effective tool for preventing and clarifying incidents," External link

panarmenian-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Azerbaijan attacked the sovereign territory of Armenia," External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Now we can say for sure that the Armenian army not only showed high combat readiness, but also reaffirmed the status of the most efficient and intellectual army in the region," External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan noted : “I want to inform you that Armenia made every possible step to cease hostilities and de-escalate the situation on the border,” External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We understand that there is a difficult domestic situation in Azerbaijan. But we cannot be hostage to a trap to which President Aliyev pushed himself. Years of spreading hatred towards Armenians and war threats created an illusion of military superiority which is now being painfully collapsed. We don’t know whether Azerbaijani leadership lacks capacity or willingness to prevent ceasefire violations and provocative rhetoric,” External link

panorama-am-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : ''We understand the the domestic situation in Azerbaijan is serious, but we cannot be held hostage to the trap set by President Aliyev. The hatred and threats of war propogated against Armenia for years had created an illusion of military dominance, which is now disappearing. We have no confidence if the leadership of Azerbaijan has the ability or will to preserve the ceasefire regime and refrain from provocative rhetoric'' External link

armenpress Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan wrote : “The Speaker of the Armenian parliament signed today the laws on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on Constitutional Court,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan wrote : ''Our measures of preserving anti-pandemic rules should become more consistent for mitigating the intensity of the spread of the virus. Only doing so we will be able to significantly reduce the number of new cases'' External link

armenpress Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan stated : “We must all get out of the vicious cycle of mere statements about ceasefire violations: an international system of reliable ceasefire monitoring needs to be established,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, July 20, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nuclear Power Plant ) : ''The official representative of Azerbaijan announced a few days ago that their country is capable to strike Methsamor Nuclear Power Plant. Of course, Armenia is able to ensure its security, including that of Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant, but this was an announcement that should unequivocally be assessed as a crime against humanity, because such an act is a threat of carrying out terrorism against humanity and should get an adequate international reaction and investigation. As refers to future activities, our position remains the same. We all have to finally put an end to the endless announcements about ceasefire violations and a reliable international ceasefire monitoring mechanism should be established'' External link

armenpress Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan told ( about Secretary General ) : "Azerbaijan, ignoring the numerous calls for an end to armed conflicts amid the pandemic, including those reflected in the Joint Statement of the members of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on April 14, and the statement of the UN Secretary General on March 23, launched a military on the Armenian border," External link

panarmenian-en Friday, July 17, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "There is no military solution to the conflict, and there is no alternative to peace negotiations, which meets the interests of all the peoples of our region," External link

panarmenian-en Friday, July 17, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan noted : "If it hadn’t been for strong friendship between our countries and peoples, cooperation within the union would not have been this effective. It is particularly important for me to highlight the high level of cooperation and mutual assistance that we have seen these days on the part of all our partners in the union," External link

itartass_en Friday, July 17, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "There is no military solution and there is no alternative to peaceful negotiations, which reflects the interests of all peoples of our region," External link

itartass_en Friday, July 17, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "Unfortunately, provocations continue up to this day, keeping the situation tense and unpredictable," External link

itartass_en Friday, July 17, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Secretary General ) : “In this respect I want to touch upon a topic which is very vital for us and also for the maintenance of stability in our region. As you know, Azerbaijan, by ignoring the numerous calls for suspension of armed clashes amid the pandemic, including the April 14 joint statement of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council and the UN Secretary-General’s March 23 appeal, has unleashed military operations at Armenia’s norther-eastern border. The Armenian Armed Forces had to respond to Azerbaijan’s provocative actions” External link

armenpress Friday, July 17, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “For me it’s very important to highlight the high level of cooperation and mutual support we felt these days by all our partners of the Union, with no exception. I want to specifically thank the Russian Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister for the quick response to all issues, in particular for the uninterrupted transportation communication of Armenia with Russia. This had a strategic significance for our economy” External link

armenpress Friday, July 17, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “I would like to remind you that Armenia had expressed readiness to host the next meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Yerevan. I am happy that we have made the decision. I am looking forward to seeing all of you in Yerevan in October,” External link

Belta_en Friday, July 17, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The constitution of our country requires that emergency measures be taken in case of threats to public health, but besides the state of emergency we have no other effective instrument. Consequently, if we do not extend the state of emergency, our anti-epidemic package of measures will lose its force de jure. That’s why we simply have to extend it," Pashinian said. However, Pashinian said that his government plans legislative changes that will make it possible to continue to fight the virus beyond August 12 without again extending the state of emergency. "We understand that the state of emergency cannot and should not be extended indefinitely, and we have decided that a legislative package will be drafted in the meantime to enable us to use these instruments [against the outbreak] not under an extended state of emergency, but under an emergency situation which will imply a much lighter regime in terms of restrictions and will focus on anti-epidemic measures,” External link

rferl Monday, July 13, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The constitution of our country requires that emergency measures be taken in case of threats to public health, but besides the state of emergency we have no other effective instrument. Consequently, if we do not extend the state of emergency, our anti-epidemic package of measures will lose its force de jure. That’s why we simply have to extend it," Pashinian said. However, Pashinian said that his government plans legislative changes that will make it possible to continue to fight the virus beyond August 12 without again extending the state of emergency. "We understand that the state of emergency cannot and should not be extended indefinitely, and we have decided that a legislative package will be drafted in the meantime to enable us to use these instruments [against the outbreak] not under an extended state of emergency, but under an emergency situation which will imply a much lighter regime in terms of restrictions and will focus on anti-epidemic measures,” External link

rferl Monday, July 13, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The constitution of our country requires that emergency measures be taken in case of threats to public health, but besides the state of emergency we have no other effective instrument. Consequently, if we do not extend the state of emergency, our anti-epidemic package of measures will lose its force de jure. That’s why we simply have to extend it," Pashinian said. However, Pashinian said that his government plans legislative changes that will make it possible to continue to fight the virus beyond August 12 without again extending the state of emergency. "We understand that the state of emergency cannot and should not be extended indefinitely, and we have decided that a legislative package will be drafted in the meantime to enable us to use these instruments [against the outbreak] not under an extended state of emergency, but under an emergency situation which will imply a much lighter regime in terms of restrictions and will focus on anti-epidemic measures,” External link

rferl Monday, July 13, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan noted : "Armenian armed forces can ensure borders inviolability," External link

news-am Monday, July 13, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan told : "Perhaps we are dealing with the desire to overshadow domestic problems through escalation in the conflict zone, which explains the disregard for the lives of their own soldiers," External link

panarmenian-en Monday, July 13, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Yesterday, on July 12, the armed forces of Azerbaijan launched provocative actions on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, attacking our border posts located in the direction of Movses village of Tavush province. The provocative operations of the Azerbaijani armed forces are strongly condemnable. Today in the morning these operations have resumed. With their resumption the Azerbaijani military-political leadership will bear the entire responsibility of the unpredictable consequences of the regional destabilization” External link

armenpress Monday, July 13, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “This military incident has not emerged via vacuum. It’s already a long time Azerbaijan’s leadership is trying to play the anti-Armenian card for their well-known motives. It’s possible that we are dealing with an action of the Azerbaijani military-political leadership to push the domestic problems to a second plan via escalating the border situation, in the context of which the openly ignoring attitude towards human lives, including the lives of Azerbaijani soldiers, is obvious” External link

armenpress Monday, July 13, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan stated ( about National Security Strategy ) : “Our nation has existed for several millennia, though being Armenian did not mean the same thing during this time. The meaning of the term has changed over time due to various circumstances, events, and factors. We do not know what our compatriots meant by saying Armenian in the time of King Artashes, but we know for sure that they did not mean what we mean nowadays. We do not now know whether the Armenians who lived 2000 years ago viewed their actions from the perspective of our present interests, we do not know at all whether there was such a process of thought or not. But now we can do that, knowing the past, thinking not only about the present and the future, but also about the millennial horizon. Perhaps this is the turning point where the national ideology becomes a vital necessity, an institution of practical significance, when based on our past and present experience, we are facing the task of not only formulating what needs to be done today, but also sending such a fundamental message that would liaise between the future generations of Armenians and the Armenian who lived a thousand years ago. This is our vision of developing national identity and consciousness. National identity develops on the basis of our history, those positive and negative impressions we draw from past experiences, as well as on our vision of the future, which is organically connected with the past and the present,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, July 10, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Today our soldier son was demobilized and is returning home. Good service to all our conscripts and soldiers, good return to all our soldiers who have completed their service” External link

armenpress Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "As the whole world is waiting for the vaccine, people are queuing up to acquire the [yet] non-existent but expected vaccine," External link

news-am Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “I want to state once again that our anti-coronavirus strategy remains the same, that is to get used to living with the rules which will allow to reach the number of new cases to zero” External link

armenpress Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We’ll try to improve the legislation on states of emergency in such a way that the government has the tools to lead a certain anti-epidemic policy when the state of emergency is lifted. Yes, the government is also considering the fact that it can’t constantly extend the state of emergency since this is a problem, but we must also take into consideration the anti-epidemic situation. We will extend the state of emergency at least one more time,” External link

news-am Monday, July 6, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We receive discouraging news not only from Armenia but throughout the world. Numerous countries that earlier announced about the control over the pandemic are now struggling with a new wave of coronavirus infections,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “The reality is that 491 people have died from coronavirus in the country. We should encourage citizens to wear masks, sanitize hands and practice social distancing,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "The meaning of July 4 reverberates far beyond the borders of the United States and has become a symbol of victorious struggle for independence. The founding fathers’ noble ideas of state-building have ever since been a source of inspiration for many nations in pursuit of democracy," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan wrote : "I want to record that for our government, this direction is not just a priority, but a priority of the priorities. I had a meeting with the leadership of the MOD and the AF," External link

news-am Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan wrote : “Our Su-30SM fighter jets completed combat launches of air-to-air missiles during the mock attack in the course of the first training flight. All air targets were destroyed with great accuracy,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, July 3, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "We have a lot to do here in connection with protecting the rights of our consumers, as well as promoting competition. (). We must not allow any artificial monopoly from the Republic of Armenia to the end and without exception. People should have the opportunity to acquire quality and as cheap a product as possible," External link

news-am Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “The hypothesis is that we all have to treat each other as infected persons. We wear face masks to ensure the safety of the person in front of us, not our own safety. I know this based on my example since I was infected with the coronavirus for at least seven days and didn’t know about it,” External link

news-am Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “This means each of us should learn to organize their life in a way to not contract coronavirus or infect others. We have not been able to solve this problem thus far. We continue to record hundreds of new virus cases,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Armenia finds itself at an active stage of democratic reforms and we are determined to advance the agenda in a bid to strengthen democratic institutions: form a truly independent judiciary, provide guarantees for free elections, wage an effective fight against corruption, and achieve other priority objective. CoE’s assistance is of great importance in this context,” External link

armenpress Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan stated : “Armenia’s goal is to establish an independent judiciary, guarantee a reliable electoral process and fight against corruption effectively, and in this context, the assistance of the Council of Europe is of major significance,” External link

news-am Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Armenia finds itself at an active stage of democratic reforms and we are determined to advance the agenda in a bid to strengthen democratic institutions: form a truly independent judiciary, provide guarantees for free elections, wage an effective fight against corruption, and achieve other priority objective. CoE’s assistance is of great importance in this context,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan noted : “The government will assist, to the best of its ability, so that no obstacles emerge before the activities of the Constitutional Court during this transitional period,” External link

news-am Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We must pay special attention to courtyards, especially in the evening hours, and in this regard, representatives of state bodies and volunteers should do a great job. The task is to comply with the prescribed rules. We came to this conclusion following discussions held with experts, international organizations, and by studying other countries’ experience. I want to appeal again to our compatriots: Dear compatriots, we must comply with anti-epidemic rules. If we fail to do so, our problems will go exacerbating in all directions. Of course, we should use administrative methods, but the most important thing here is the change in behavior. We do not seek to fine anyone; instead, we are trying not to fine anyone, provided that we all comply with anti-epidemic rules,” External link

armenpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Regretfully, the Republic of Armenia is among the leaders in COVID-19 cases per one million population and daily infections worldwide. This is a major problem but we face another one which is the acknowledgment of this problem. There should have been a situation when three million population of the republic would have been fighting the pandemic. Unfortunately, we do not see this, instead disinformation about coronavirus continues spreading,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, June 26, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We came to the conclusion there is no alternative but to toughen anti-epidemic rules soon. We should introduce strict rules as long as there is no opposite dynamic in coronavirus numbers,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, June 26, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "We stated as a result that there are 20,00 citizens who lost their jobs over the period and did not find a new job. And we decided to offer assistance," External link

tert Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Serzh Sarksyan ) : "represents the corrupt regime of Serzh Sargsyan, rather than the people, and it must go," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan declared : “Who said the 10-20 participants or even 100 times more participants of the potential rally won’t express discontent with the activities of certain corrupt officials? Overall, this has to be taken into consideration. Some people need to be thankful that Armenia is in a state of emergency and there is no opportunity to hold assembles because I believe in at least some cases, the supporters of the revolution would hold massive assemblies and express themselves in regard to several specific cases and people. I would also like to say that certain so-called circles making such comments overestimate their ability to hold rallies in Armenia because if by saying ‘rally’ they mean bringing people to the square by offering them money and relying on those people, they won’t have any hopes after the state of emergency is over,” External link

news-am Monday, June 22, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : “The prices of face masks are dropping in the market and they become more affordable to citizens,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, June 22, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Ilham Aliyev ) : “The use of force will not remain without a consequence and will always receive more than adequate response both at the military and political domains. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev also understands this, who, in fact, has put himself in a deadlock. For more than 15 years he has promised his own people to solve the Karabakh issue through military means, billions of dollars have been spent under this title, which quite often result in money laundering, which eventually settle in the accounts of famous peoples in offshore zones. And now he is unable to explain his own people why the reality is as it is. He understands that his possible adventure will bring irreversible damages not only to Azerbaijan, but also will destroy his anti-national power. And in order to divert the people’s attention, he raises the temperature of his statements in order to get out of this deadlock, trying to compensate the failures of the past with new and more absurd promises about the future” External link

armenpress Friday, June 19, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "You know that I accepted with great love your invitation to take part in the celebrations. However, as it turned out later, the current epidemiological situation in Armenia does not allow me to make this trip," External link

itartass_en Friday, June 19, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : “I look forward to our next meeting to discuss agenda issues of allied relations between our countries,” External link

panorama-am-en Friday, June 19, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "The European Court of Human Rights verdict on the case of [Azerbaijani army officer] Ramil Safarov [who had brutally killed Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan] clearly recorded and condemned the encouragement of the hate crimes being committed in Azerbaijan against Armenians. This verdict should define clear red lines for Azerbaijan, showing that not only Armenia and the Armenian people, but also the international community is standing beyond those red lines. Throughout its historythat is, in the last 100 years, Azerbaijan has been subjected to two major trials: in April 1920, when Azerbaijan lost the statehood it had acquired two years ago, and in June 1993, when Azerbaijan had re-approached the verge of losing statehood gained two years ago. These two trials for the statehood of Azerbaijan were conditioned by the war unleashed against Artsakh in both 1920 and 1991. It is clear that both in 1920 and in the early 1990s, Azerbaijan had overestimated its capabilities and underestimated the devastating effects of the war. In 1920, the loss of Azerbaijan's statehood gave nothing for us, Armenians. And more importantly, in 1994 weArmenia and Artsakh, were able to establish a ceasefire together with Azerbaijan, and put an end to the war and stabilize the situation in the region," External link

news-am Friday, June 19, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "That is, [for Azerbaijan] it [the Artsakh peace process] is not a way to reach a compromise, but a way to gradually fulfill all its demands; it doesn't happen that way, and it won't happen. The negotiation process is not a concert by order with one or two intermissions; peace implies a willingness to make compromise and comprehensive solutions. Given this very willingness, I had put forward the formula according to which any resolution to the Artsakh issue must be acceptable for the people of Karabakh, for the people of Armenia, and for the people of Azerbaijan. This formula is nothing but a proposal to accept the possibility of compromise. By not accepting my proposal, the President of Azerbaijan does not accept any possibility of compromise at all. And so it is obvious that with such approaches, we cannot expect real progress in the negotiation process, especially when they are accompanied by threats of war, or direct or indirect territorial or historical demands against the Armenian people," External link

news-am Friday, June 19, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "I think it is visible to the international community. Regarding the policies which Azerbaijan has been pursuing for long, they are anchored on the logic of belligerent statements. And I think statements of the kind are aimed at making the people in Artsakh and Armenia - as well as Artsakh and Armenia in general - perceive the entire settlement process through the prism of fears. Only under such circumstances can policies anchored on a belligerent tone be conventionally effective," External link

tert Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “I think the international community can see this, yet the longstanding policy of Azerbaijan is based on the logic of belligerent statements. I believe the main goal of those statements is to have the peoples of Artsakh and Armenia perceive the whole process of settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the prism of fears. However, since the Armenian people don’t have the habit and culture of perceiving the issue of Artsakh in the prism of fears, this is ruled out,” External link

news-am Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “The content that our government has put on the basis of the regional policy is based on the peace content, but Azerbaijan’s policy for a long time is based on the logic of militaristic statements. The main goal of these statements is for the peoples of Armenia and Artsakh, for Artsakh and Armenia to perceive the whole process of the NK conflict settlement through the prism of fears. Only in this case the policy that is based on these militaristic statements can be conditionally effective, but the Armenian people do not have a habit of perceiving especially the NK issue through the prism of fears” External link

armenpress Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan explained : “There is an issue with filing administrative proceedings for violation of safety rules as citizens often carry no ID with them and the process gets complicated,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan stated ( about Commission ) : “The authorities have designated a constitutional referendum is designated, but we can’t hold it due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, there is an opinion that the coronavirus is going to be with us for a very long time, and not only in Armenia, but also all other parts of the world, and this may cause problems during the next parliamentary elections and other elections. We need to think of how we can have a reliable online voting system, the results of which will be as reliable as the results of the last parliamentary elections. I believe we need to look at this issue as an issue related to not only elections, but also state security because even if during the pandemic the government decides to hold elections in any case, many citizens will be afraid of getting infected with this or that disease and may be de facto deprived of their opportunity to exercise their civil rights. Of course, this isn’t directly linked to the activities of the Professional Commission on Constitutional Reforms, but it might be linked to them,” External link

news-am Monday, June 15, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan explained : “In most cases when we see that the law, lawfulness and order lack public perception, the reason could be the lack of organic link between the state order and the citizen’s will,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, June 15, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We have not had a Constitution or constitutional reforms in the history of the Third Republic with the citizens involved in the process, being part of that text and the formation of the state order. This has been the most important conceptual, philosophical and content-wise problem we face. Subsequently, it is of utmost importance to create an organic link between the state order and the citizen’s will or the state order and the collective will of the people,” External link

panorama-am-en Monday, June 15, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “The functions of the Constitutional Court, the general judiciary and the Court of Cassation should be combined in one system. Frankly, I believe this is an issue that needs to be seriously considered because we have seen different perceptions of the constitutional judiciary, the Constitutional Court and the Court of Cassation several times throughout the history of the Third Republic of Armenia, and I don’t think this has a positive impact on the development of Armenia’s judicial system,” External link

news-am Monday, June 15, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "The commission has been operating for quite a long time already. And I must honestly say that I'm one of those people who don’t think that a country's constitution needs to be amended often. But I must also say that especially in this period I have come to the conclusion that we not only need to make constitutional amendments, but we need to adopt a de jure new Constitution," External link

news-am Monday, June 15, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "Of course, one of our biggest challenges will be to make the banking system more people-centered," External link

news-am Monday, June 15, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “All these is seen from how the financial system demonstrated itself in several crisis situations or during political upheavals, including also during the peaceful, Velvet and people’s Revolution, as well as during the current coronavirus crisis. Of course, this change that is taking place is important in a sense that it ensures certain legacy for the activity of the Central Bank. On the other hand, it also symbolizes the further development course and necessity of reforms of changes without undermining the stability” External link

armenpress Monday, June 15, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Artur Javadyan ) : "Today we are saying goodbye to the governor of the Central Bank, Arthur Javadyan, and the new governor of the Central Bank, Martin Galstyan, is starting his term as of today. Mr. Javadyan, I once again thank you for your work and contribution during this time. Mr. Galstyan, I would like to congratulate you and wish you success in your activities as the [new] governor of the Central Bank," External link

news-am Monday, June 15, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Our situation with the coronavirus spread is bad," External link

rferl Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "I must be honest. I am very much upset with these figures," External link

rferl Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Yesterday we had a new record of coronavirus cases: 723 new cases," External link

a1plus Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “I think the problem has gone beyond the coronavirus issue. We should try to analyze the dominating behaviors in the public from a different perspective. I witnessed people without face masks, and the impression was they were heading for intensive care units,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan noted : “We lacked the state order for 600 years and didn’t have the one we enjoyed. The state order for us has been alien and something that had been imposed by others which is the reason it has always been associated with violence,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan concluded : “What I saw demonstrated the public collective attitude toward the state order,” External link

panorama-am-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "Our affairs are bad with coronavirus. Yesterday we had a new record: 723 cases," External link

tert Saturday, June 13, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Yes, there is a lot of misinformation being disseminated, starting from the authorities. The purpose is to create a confidence crisis. There are people who say my family and I have purchased a villa in Canada and are involved in smuggling. Can you imagine? In this regard, the Armenian legislation allows presses to be liberal, and I don’t think we need to make artificial changes. These phenomena are linked to several criminal cases that you know or don’t know about. Even if someone swears that I am making money on the side, know that it is a lie. That can’t happen simply because when I assumed the office of Prime Minister, I told the people that if I become involved in corruption, I will call on the citizens of Armenia to hang me at Republic Square in Yerevan,” External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan declared : “People are constantly criticizing the government, bringing examples of the practice of other countries that have reported fewer coronavirus cases. However, those countries didn’t provide support to their citizens, and Armenia could have done the same, but it didn’t. I believe we need to make the transition to new technologies and reduce the use of cash and introduce digital programs,” External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “This led to increase in the number of coronavirus cases, even when the government had notified people to not go to banks in large groups,” External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : "I will agree with you () if it happens in a manner and in cases not provided by law, and there is an excess of force. The police are a law enforcement structure and have the right to use force in cases and in the manner prescribed by law. It is clear that force cannot be used for not wearing a mask. But if other developments take place during the communication with the citizen for not wearing a mask, of course, the police must use force”. The Prime Minister agreed, however, that an investigation should be carried out in each such case. " External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan told : "The epidemiological situation remains tense.... If there are no objections, the state of emergency in the country will be extended for a month -- until July 13," External link

rferl Friday, June 12, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan added : "Yesterday we conducted 2,297 tests, which is practically the limit of our capabilities. Now even private labs are conducting tests," External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “Despite this, the good news is that I hadn’t had contact with anyone without a face mask after May 23, except with my family,” External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “The main issue is the following: what is the conceptual vision to overcome the crisis and reduce the number of infected citizens? Frankly speaking, our initial vision has not changed. Overcoming the coronavirus in this situation is a public behavior and disciplinary problem, rather than a healthcare problem. And in fact, this situation can be overcome only with changes in the public behavior” External link

armenpress Friday, June 12, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “If we don’t have a decline in cases, it means we all have not properly followed the anti-epidemic rules. Regardless of the government’s efforts, it these rules are not followed publicly, widely, overcoming the pandemic will become impossible. Our long-term strategy should be to live with the coronavirus because no one knows how long it will be with us” External link

armenpress Friday, June 12, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan told : "The epidemiological situation remains tense.... If there are no objections, the state of emergency in the country will be extended for a month -- until July 13," External link

rferl Friday, June 12, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan told : “We should find serious mechanisms of dealing with [the matter] and identifying such people to understand their motives and connections, which could leave room for conclusions,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, June 12, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan declared : “Armenia has lost the battle as much as other countries such as the US, France, Belgium, Great Britain, the Russian Federation, Sweden, Germany and many other developed and highly developed countries. If the Armenian government has lost the battle, it means all mankind has lost the battle against the coronavirus and civilization in general. Yes, the Armenian government has as many problems with the battle against the coronavirus as do several countries and all mankind,” External link

news-am Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “In other words, we are certain that observance of the rules set by the Commandant’s Office will reduce the number of cases to zero. Today, the level of observance of the rules leads to result in 7-14 days because the incubation period is 14 days. This means citizens didn’t properly observe the rules 7-14 days ago,” External link

news-am Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “It’s very important that our citizens treat this situation very seriously” External link

armenpress Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said : “We view this as a main mean to reduce the number of infections. I again want to urge our citizens to keep the anti-epidemic rules, to wear a face mask, disinfect hands and keep the social distance. In case of necessity punitive actions should be applied, but we believe that the positive dynamics is a result of our dialogue with the population” External link

armenpress Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan disse : "Meu teste de coronavírus deu positivo ontem. Todos os membros da minha família também são positivos" External link

em Monday, June 1, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan déclaré : "Mon test de coronavirus s'est révélé positif hier. Tous les membres de ma famille sont aussi positifs" External link

lorientlejour Monday, June 1, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan déclaré : "Mon test de coronavirus s'est révélé positif hier. Tous les membres de ma famille sont aussi positifs" External link

lorientlejour Monday, June 1, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan déclaré : "Mon test de coronavirus s'est révélé positif hier. Tous les membres de ma famille sont aussi positifs" External link

afp-fr Monday, June 1, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan disse : "Ele agora está em boas condições" External link

uol Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan disse : "Ele agora está em boas condições" External link

g1-globo Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan alihoji : "Inawezekanaje mradi kama huu kuwepo Armenia?" External link

mwananchi Thursday, December 26, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan écrit : "Au nom du peuple arménien, j'exprime notre gratitude au Congrès américain" External link

lnc Friday, December 13, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan declaró : “Una revolución económica es nuestra máxima prioridad” External link

wsoctv Monday, December 10, 2018 8:01:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
deputy0.50%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
head0.50%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
lawmaker26.38%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
mp42.46%EN05/15/201715/05/2017
member2.01%EN05/14/201714/05/2017
civil contract party leader1.76%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
leader of armenia0.25%EN01/23/201723/01/2017
député4.27%FR10/11/201611/10/2016
leader0.25%FR10/11/201611/10/2016
ancien rédacteur en chef0.25%FR09/01/201601/09/2016
contract party leader1.51%EN08/09/201609/08/2016
leader1.51%EN08/09/201609/08/2016
leader of civil accord party0.50%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
opposition armenian national assembly mp0.25%EN07/25/201625/07/2016
national assembly mp0.25%EN07/25/201625/07/2016
armenian national assembly mp0.25%EN07/25/201625/07/2016
accusé0.25%FR07/24/201624/07/2016
opposant1.01%FR07/23/201623/07/2016
mp of the national assembly0.50%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
deputado0.50%PT07/21/201621/07/2016
chef0.25%FR07/21/201621/07/2016
opposition mp of the national assembly0.25%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
preneurs d'otage11.56%FR07/17/201617/07/2016
preneurs d'otages0.75%FR07/17/201617/07/2016
preneurs d’otage0.50%FR07/17/201617/07/2016
opposition lawmaker0.75%EN11/13/201313/11/2013
colleague0.75%EN12/25/201225/12/2012
Names Lang Count
Nikol PashinyanEN55.08%
Nikol PachinianFR18.81%
Nikol PashinyanFR10.68%
Nikol PashinianEN6.61%
Nikol PashinianFR5.42%
Nikol PashinyanRU1.69%
Nikol PachinianPT1.02%
Nikol PashinianPT0.68%
Nikol PashiniánES0.00%
Nikol PachenianFR0.00%


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Lusine Sahakyan stated ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : "We applied to the SIS to receive the case materials. We received an answer that since Mr. Vanetsyan was called [to the NSS] as a witness, they would not provide materials, but the criminal case was dropped due to lack of corpus delicti. If we consider the list of participants, given the nature of the statement, it is very interesting who the person was who should have been the possible accused because Mr. Vanetsyan had the status of a witness; that is, on the principle of ruling out, there is only one official left in this country who could be charged. Let [PM] Mr. [Nikol] Pashinyan answer here whether he was called to the SIS or not. That one is Mr. Pashinyan," External link

news-am Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

James Wilson said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “Armenia has been the post-Soviet nation hardest hit by the pandemic: with reportedly over 30,000 infection cases and more than 500 deaths, as of mid-July,” “The country declared a state of emergency in March, and since then economic activity has collapsed, businesses have closed and unemployment has spiraled. There has been an estimated decline in GDP of between 2-3.5 percent, and the Armenian health system is now clearly at the limit of its capacity to deal with the crisis. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has been severely criticised by the opposition for ineffective crisis management and failing to tackle the pandemic” External link

azernews Monday, July 27, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

James Wilson said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The EU has urged both sides to devote energy and resources to fighting the coronavirus pandemic and meaningfully re-engage in substantive negotiations under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs,” “It is important for the EU to step up its diplomacy in the Caucasus, broker a lasting peace and halt the carpetbagging opportunism of Pashinyan which threatens to plunge the region into a war that will benefit nobody,” External link

azernews Monday, July 27, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Thomas de Waal said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : "The clashes over the last week put an end to a two-year honeymoon period ushered in by the coming to power of Armenia’s new leader, Nikol Pashinyan, after the peaceful revolution in Yerevan in 2018," External link

panarmenian-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The constitution of our country requires that emergency measures be taken in case of threats to public health, but besides the state of emergency we have no other effective instrument. Consequently, if we do not extend the state of emergency, our anti-epidemic package of measures will lose its force de jure. That’s why we simply have to extend it," Pashinian said. However, Pashinian said that his government plans legislative changes that will make it possible to continue to fight the virus beyond August 12 without again extending the state of emergency. "We understand that the state of emergency cannot and should not be extended indefinitely, and we have decided that a legislative package will be drafted in the meantime to enable us to use these instruments [against the outbreak] not under an extended state of emergency, but under an emergency situation which will imply a much lighter regime in terms of restrictions and will focus on anti-epidemic measures,” External link

rferl Monday, July 13, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The constitution of our country requires that emergency measures be taken in case of threats to public health, but besides the state of emergency we have no other effective instrument. Consequently, if we do not extend the state of emergency, our anti-epidemic package of measures will lose its force de jure. That’s why we simply have to extend it," Pashinian said. However, Pashinian said that his government plans legislative changes that will make it possible to continue to fight the virus beyond August 12 without again extending the state of emergency. "We understand that the state of emergency cannot and should not be extended indefinitely, and we have decided that a legislative package will be drafted in the meantime to enable us to use these instruments [against the outbreak] not under an extended state of emergency, but under an emergency situation which will imply a much lighter regime in terms of restrictions and will focus on anti-epidemic measures,” External link

rferl Monday, July 13, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Nikol Pashinyan said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “The constitution of our country requires that emergency measures be taken in case of threats to public health, but besides the state of emergency we have no other effective instrument. Consequently, if we do not extend the state of emergency, our anti-epidemic package of measures will lose its force de jure. That’s why we simply have to extend it," Pashinian said. However, Pashinian said that his government plans legislative changes that will make it possible to continue to fight the virus beyond August 12 without again extending the state of emergency. "We understand that the state of emergency cannot and should not be extended indefinitely, and we have decided that a legislative package will be drafted in the meantime to enable us to use these instruments [against the outbreak] not under an extended state of emergency, but under an emergency situation which will imply a much lighter regime in terms of restrictions and will focus on anti-epidemic measures,” External link

rferl Monday, July 13, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Gevorg Petrosyan added ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : "Well, haven't you realized yet that I'm not afraid of ending up in prison? What if we suddenly find ourselves in the same [prison] cell... This is [PM Nikol] Pashinyan's Armenia. He is not interested in the real issues of national security, he will resolve the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) issue with tweezers and homemade vodka (just as he resolved the issue of the coronavirus)," External link

news-am Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Sergei Markedonov concluded ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “All these factors, as well as the coronavirus were the reason why Nikol Pashinyan didn’t participate in the parade. The leaders of the former Soviet republics aren’t secretaries of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. They are the heads of independent states and make decisions on their own,” External link

news-am Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Hikmet Hajiyev said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “Obviously, his fight against coronavirus is doomed to fail. Embarrassed Pashinyan makes numerous provocative and contradictory statements for domestic audience,” External link

today-az Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Hikmet Hajiyev concluded ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : “Azerbaijan will liberate all its lands occupied by Armenia and restore its territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders. All responsibility for the potential aggravation of the situation lies entirely with Pashinyan,” External link

today-az Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Artsvik Minasian said ( about Nikol Pashinyan ) : "It is illogical when no explanation is given, it is inexplicable when every dismissal is preceded by a high assessment of the work of the system, and the dismissal follows. So, question: What are the criteria by which the administration should be guided to evaluate the work of these services? And then Pashinyan does not hide that he is trying to make appointments according to the principle of personal devotion. There is another issuethe principle of professionalism, which should not be subordinated to any other principle," External link

news-am Friday, June 12, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT