Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Thursday warned of an attempted military coup against him, and thousands took to the streets of the capital to support him after the military demanded that he and his government are resigning.

Mr Pashinyan, 45, has been called on to resign since November after what critics said was his disastrous handling of a conflict between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave and its surroundings. Armenia ceded part of the territory to Azerbaijan after Mr Pashinyan signed a peace agreement last November.

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