Participants of the action "I want to go to Russia". Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the "Caucasian Knot"

25 September 2020, 23:44

In Yerevan, protestors suspend hunger strike after meeting with Prime Minister's aide

In Armenia, an aide to the Prime Minister promised hunger-strikers to solve the problem of resuming air communication with Russia. The protesters agreed to suspend their hunger strike.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on September 22, in Yerevan, citizens of Armenia took part in the action "I want to go to Russia". The protestors demanded to open the state border with the Russian Federation, where they left their families and jobs and found themselves cut off from them after the coronavirus restrictions had been imposed. One of the hunger-strikers needed the help of doctors.

In spring, Armenia closed its state borders because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the quarantine was extended until January 2021.

Today, the activists have been met by Nairi Sargsyan, the aide to the Armenian Prime Minister. He was handed over a list of 200 people who insisted on returning to their families and jobs in Russia, reported Arthur Voskanyan, one of the hunger-strikers.

According to him, the protesters are ready to wait, but if the problem is not solved, they will resume their protest action.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 25, 2020 at 07:48 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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