Unknown persons “mined” Yerevan airport on the day of Lavrov’s visit
The report about the bomb in the airport building came on the day when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Armenia. Employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and dog handlers did not find an explosive device at the airport. Unknown people “mined” Yerevan airport on the day of Lavrov's visit” />
The Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations received a message about a bomb planted in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport, but no explosive device was found during the search. This was reported to RBC in the ministry.
“At 15:00 local time (14:00 Moscow time) we received information that a bomb had been planted on the territory of Zvartnots airport. The information was passed on to our responding units. <…> Nothing was found. The work has already ended,— said the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
The department added that employees of the canine service, the operational service of the ministry, one fire brigade, as well as employees of the sapper service were sent to the airport. “At 16:56 local time there was information that the entire section of the airport had been surveyed, no bomb had been found,” — added to the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
On June 8, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Yerevan on an official visit, the TASS agency reported his arrival at 15.30 Moscow time. Lavrov intends to meet with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan, as well as with the Prime Minister and President of Armenia. On Friday, June 10, a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will be held in Yerevan.
In early May, the opposition in Armenia announced the start of mass “civil disobedience actions”, the main demand of the participants of which is the resignation of the country's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. Large-scale protests took place in Yerevan on May 3, people burned flares and blocked streets, including the road from the capital to Zvartnots airport. The police detained hundreds of protesters.
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Reports of false mining often done in Russia. For example, on January 14, unknown perpetrators reported that all Smartavia aircraft had been mined. The press service of the RBC company said that it turned out to be false.
In mid-May, there were reports that the plane of the head of the Roscosmos state corporation was mined. Dmitry Rogozin. In “Roskosmos” RBC confirmed that they received the message, the security services checked the plane and found that the threat was false. This did not affect the flight schedule of the aircraft.
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