ArmInfo. The brother of the third president of Armenia, Alexander Sargsyan, today made a statement regarding the criminal prosecutions against him, the attitude of his family members, and the call of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan "to return $ 30 million stored in one of the Armenian banks to the RA budget." In particular, Sargsyan said: "On September 11, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan openly and publicly voiced threats against the citizen of the Republic of Armenia Alexander Sargsyan and gave me a week to return legally the funds owned by me to the state budget. Of course, Pashinyan did not say anything about why and on what basis I should return this money to the treasury.
Before making such a statement, the Prime Minister should, first of all, state that according to the required procedures it was established that the money in my bank account was acquired illegally, and also note that they were stolen from the state budget and, therefore, should be returned. However, Nikol Pashinyan not only did not make such statements, but, on the contrary, on August 17, in his speech at the regular rally, he again mentioned my bank account: "It is very difficult to conduct an investigation into the financial resources that are on this account, since this person for many years, formally was not a state employee, therefore he did not submit declarations, and in a formal sense there is a difficulty in investigating and confiscating them in accordance with the procedure established by law. " In this statement, Nikol Pashinyan emphasized two important aspects: first, I have not been a government official for many years, thus it is confirmed that I have nothing to do with the state budget of the Republic of Armenia, and it is surprising why the Prime Minister threatens to return this money to the state budget. Secondly, this amount is not subject to recovery in the manner prescribed by law. I think everyone understands that if someone has stolen money illegally or by criminal means, then the laws in force in Armenia allow confiscating these amounts, and vice versa - the funds belonging to someone can not be charged unless it is confirmed that these funds are illegal. It turns out that the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan was well aware that I did not make this money illegally and that they can not be confiscated according to the law, but because of the negative attitude towards me, using his position he threatens me that he will make me to return the money to the treasury. I am sure that both he and the law enforcement agencies understand well how the prime minister's actions are characterized. In this context, the fact raises concerns that the banking secrecy is violated and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia violating the established procedure, has information not only about my account, but also unlawfully discloses this information.
And if he has such information in violation of the law, he should also be well aware of the fact that in 1985- 1995, I had been running a business in the Russian Federation and returned to Armenia with a large sum, after which I did not stop working. At the same time, I am sure that Nikol Pashinyan knows very well that instead of withdrawing my money legally from Armenia, I invested them in the banking system of Armenia, making a definite contribution to the development of the banking system and the economy of the country. For many years, I received a legitimate interest, which is a significant part of the amount that is in my bank account, and the other significant part has accumulated from the activities of enterprises owned by me (not 50%). Now I do not want to talk about the persecution of law enforcement bodies against me and my family members, illegal arrests on my property and bank accounts, and also about the huge damage caused to me by these actions. I call on the Prime Minister to call on the state bodies to return to the legal field, immediately return the property and money belonging to me and my family, and to lift the arrest from my means and funds of my family.
At the same time, I publicly declare that as soon as the abovementioned actions are taken I am ready to donate some of my money as a charity to a sector chosen by me for its development and for the benefit of a strong homeland, "the statement reads.