Posted at the website of the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office:


Commenting on events in Armenia on 1 March, an FCO Spokesperson said:

‘We are very concerned about the events which occured in Yerevan on 1 March, and deplore the use of force which resulted in at least eight fatalities and many more injuries. We call on the authorities and the opposition to engage in political dialogue and to use only peaceful means to restore stability. We call on all sides to respect the rule of law and human rights and we urge the lifting of the State of Emergency as soon as possible.’