Davit Tonoyan’s reported resignation comes after the foreign minister resigns and the prime minister is under pressure over the Nagorno-Karabakh agreement.

Armenian Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan has submitted his resignation, an Armenian newspaper reported on Friday.

The Aravot daily reported on the development; Tonoyan has held the position since May 2018.

His resignation comes after Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan resigned on Monday as Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is under pressure from opposition politicians and protesters to resign.

Thousands are calling for Pashinyan to step down after signing a peace agreement that secured Azerbaijan territorial progress in Nagorno-Karabakh after six weeks of fighting.

The ceasefire, signed by Russia on November 9, saw Armenia hand over control of some areas outside the borders of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan.

On the previous Friday, units of the Azerbaijani army had entered the Agdam region.

Nagorno-Karabakh is located in Azerbaijan but is under the control of ethnic Armenian forces supported by Armenia as a 1994 war resulted in a ceasefire. This war left not only Nagorno-Karabakh itself but the entire surrounding area to Armenian hands.

Heavy fighting that erupted on September 27 marked the largest escalation in the decades-long conflict between the two former Soviet states in more than a quarter of a century, killing more than 1,000 people, including dozen of civilians on both sides. Azerbaijan has not disclosed its military casualties.

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