Armenia in an Uproar, as Its Prime Minister Warns of an ‘Attempted Military Coup’
MOSCOW — Armenia, which lost a bloody war with its neighbor Azerbaijan last fall, slipped on Thursday into a political crisis after what its prime minister called an “attempted military coup.”
The instability came on top of what has already been a bitter winter for Armenia, a tiny south Caucasus nation squeezed between countries it deems its enemies.
A slumping economy and a severe coronavirus outbreak have further darkened the mood of a nation still seething over its humiliating loss of life and territory in the six-week war over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnically Armenian area within the borders of Azerbaijan.
Badly outgunned by the Azerbaijani military, Armenia was forced to accept a settlement ceding strategic and historically cherished territory it had…