NewsUnrest in Armenia, NATO arms coordination, and Zelensky surprise meet

Unrest in Armenia, NATO arms coordination, and Zelensky surprise meet

Clashes in Armenia
Clashes in Armenia
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Katarzyna Bogdańska

5:51 AM EDT, June 13, 2024

It happened while you were sleeping. Here's what global agencies reported overnight from Wednesday to Thursday.

  • Dozens were injured during an anti-government protest in the Armenian capital, Yerevan - reported the AFP agency. At least 60 people were detained. The demonstrators demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who is blamed for making too many concessions to Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute. According to the Armenian Ministry of Internal Affairs, a few thousand people gathered in front of the parliament building in the capital. At one point, chaotic events occurred - demonstrators tried to breach the police cordon, leading to the use of stun grenades by the police. The injured were taken to hospitals by ambulances.
  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that NATO will coordinate arms deliveries to Ukraine. A two-day meeting of Alliance defense ministers will begin in Brussels on Thursday.
  • The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, surprisedly visited Saudi Arabia and met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
  • The International Space Station (ISS) orbiting Earth has ceased attracting widespread interest. It is followed by only a handful of enthusiasts observing the live transmission. On the night from Wednesday to Thursday, they alerted on their forum that something "odd and disturbing" was happening on the ISS."
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