Russians deny Raffi Hovhannisyan access to Stepanakert

Russian troops deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh have denied former Armenian foreign minister and former presidential candidate, Raffi Hovhannisyan access to Stepanakert.

“The servicemen at the checkpoint did not give a clear reason or justification for the refusal, showing Hovhannisyan only an order from their commander with an accompanying photo,” Armenian media reports.

Hovhannisyan is the leader of Armenia's Heritage Party and has close links with the Armenian diaspora.

source: with agencies