Putin, Pashinyan discuss situation in Armenia over phone
MOSCOW, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Armenia in a telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Thursday, the Kremlin said.
"Putin spoke in support of maintaining peace and order in Armenia and resolving the situation in a lawful manner," it said in a statement.
Putin urged all parties to exercise restraint, it added.
Pashinyan on Thursday sacked the country's Chief of the General Staff Onik Gasparyan, accusing him of attempting a military coup.
Earlier on Thursday, Gasparyan, his deputies and dozens of top military commanders had signed a statement, demanding Pashinyan and his cabinet resign, the local Armenpress reported. Enditem