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The helicopter carrying the Armenian Prime Minister made an emergency landing

Nikol Pashinyan

The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, announced that the helicopter he was traveling with made an emergency landing due to bad weather conditions.

He said that there were no incidents.

"Everything is fine. Due to bad weather our helicopter made an unexpected landing in Vanadzor. Now we are continuing the journey by car", he wrote on Facebook.

Pashinyan is facing protests against him. Thousands of protesters have turned out in the Armenian capital this week over his declarations that he will bring peace with Azerbaijan.

Iran's president, Ebrahim Raisi, died this month after his helicopter crashed in a mountainous area due to bad weather.