YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd daily of the Republic of Armenia (RA) writes: We would not be wrong to say that anarchy reigns in Armenia for several months now, and it manifests itself differently on different days.
We witnessed the last three [respective] episodes during two days. First, on February 22, Armenia was disgracefully presented at the Abu Dhabi military-technical exhibition. In particular, there were no exhibits of Armenian military equipment in the pavilions of Armenian companies, and there were only booklets, whereas in the adjacent pavilion Azerbaijan had presented samples of a large amount of ammunition. And it is ridiculous that the RA Ministry of High Technology had disseminated a message that there were logistical problems and [that’s why] the exhibits [of Armenia] did not reach Abu Dhabi.
Before digesting this, too, Hakob Tshagharyan, former adviser to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, announced yesterday morning that an Armenian plane had disappeared. It turns out that the American plane is in Tehran, whereas the Civil Aviation Committee [of Armenia] is not even aware of it and is trying to conduct an investigation and find out; that is, a plane had disappeared from our country, and we learned about its reasons and fact from a former state official, and again we heard funny explanations.
In parallel with all this, yesterday we were finally convinced that the Prime Minister of Armenia will no longer be able to travel freely in Yerevan, as he used to do before—by traveling on a bicycle or on foot and going on live broadcast. His visit to the Ministry of Environment yesterday morning turned into a movie.
Hundreds of police officers were patrolling Republic Square from all sides, snipers were on the roofs of buildings, and Pashinyan's bodyguard convoy was reinforced. Besides, he passed that short way under the insults of the demonstrators—and this is already the second case; Pashinyan entered Yerablur [Military Pantheon] in this way on December 19, too. The situation is getting more heated.