Armenian defense min. Tonoyan resigns

TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (MNA) – Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan has tendered resignation, Armenian daily newspaper Aravot reported on Friday, citing informed sources.

According to Aravot, Tonoyan will be replaced by Vagharshak Harutiunyan, a key adviser to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

Harutiunyan served as Armenia's defense minister from 1999-2000.

This is while Azerbaijan’s army said on Friday that it has entered the district of Aghdam, the first of three to be handed back by Armenia as part of a Russian-brokered peace deal to end the fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.


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