ArmInfo. Mayor of Echmiadzin Karen Grigoryan, who is the son of the "master of the city" General Manvel Grigoryan (until yesterday) announced his resignation.
This information on the Facebook network was spread by the activists of Echmiadzin, who for the second day are carrying out protests against the domination of crime in the city in the person of such "authorities" of the criminal world as Grigoryan and some Armenian-Russian-Italian businessman named "Don Pipo".
Grigoryan was detained the night before by the National Security Service, and this afternoon the relevant court decided to arrest the general, the Republican deputy. The arrest was justified by the fact that a large arsenal of unregistered weapons, up to the mortars, was found in the mansion and at the dacha of the general, as well as the outrageous fact of appropriating a large amount of assistance from parcels collected by schoolchildren to ambulances intended for servicemen of the Armenian and Artsakh armies.
On this occasion, speaking in the video message, Prime Minister Pashinyan stated that an uncompromising fight against corruption began in Armenia. This means that the authorities are setting up against themselves very influential people who have leverage, possessing weapons of people. He did not agree with the opinion that with such people it is necessary to seek a compromise and turn a blind eye to their deeds so that "all was well".
Pashinyan noted that he was not going to make any compromises and that the people did not bring him to power so that he would become a part of this corruption system. Pashinyan stressed that for many years Armenia was robbed and continues to rob. And with this it is necessary to quickly finish and cleanse the country of corruption. He stressed that he was not going to compromise for the sake of preserving power.
Speaking about the arrest of Manvel Grigoryan, Pashinyan expressed his indignation that he had found a large number of provisions and gifts that schoolchildren, students, businessmen in Armenia and abroad gathered in bitches to sprinkle them on the participants of the April war. And Manvel Grigoryan fed all this help animals of his own zoo. For this and not only for the storage of weapons, the general was arrested.
Moreover, Manvel Grigoryan reached the level of impudence that closed the streets of Echmiadzin, where his houses were located and blocked movement on them. "In Armenia, where I am prime minister, there can be no such phenomena, regardless of who is the author of such events - the hero of the Artsakh war or a member of the family of the prime minister." The soldier who rents a soldier is not worthy of any forgiveness," Pashinyan said. It should be noted that the Republican Party was the only political force that expressed its indignation in connection with Grigoryan's arrest.