NetBlocks reports partial internet outage in Armenia

February 26, 2021 – 11:02 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Network data from the NetBlocks Internet Observatory confirm disruption to internet connectivity in on the afternoon of Thursday, February 25, amid turmoil in the leadership and claims of a military coup attempt.

The anomalies have partial impact and corroborate user reports of issues getting online, affecting multiple networks. The disruptions may limit coverage of events on the ground, NetBlocks added.

Real-time network data showed anomaly on some providers from at around 2 pm local time, with national connectivity falling to 82% with signs of partial recovery.

Armenia is facing a serious political crisis after the country’s top military brass demanded Pashinyan’s resignation. The PM, however, claims he had already dismissed the chief of the Army General Staff. The parliamentary opposition has already weighed in on the matter, urging against bloodshed and calling for a peaceful transition of power.

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