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Marianna Mkrtchyan

Foreign Minister: Consultations on change of CSTO Secretary General  Yuri Khachaturov continue

Foreign Minister: Consultations on change of CSTO Secretary General  Yuri Khachaturov continue

ArmInfo. Yuri Khachaturov, the  secretary general of the CSTO, continues consultations. Armenian  Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan told journalists on September  20.

Asked whether Armenia could lose the opportunity to nominate its  representative to the post of secretary general of the organization,  Zohrabyan responded in a similar way: "Consultations are continuing."

It should be reminded that CSTO Secretary General Yury Khachaturov is  accused of overthrowing the constitutional order in the so-called  "March 1, 2008 case". At that time he held the post of the head of  the Yerevan garrison. By a court decision of July 28, he was arrested  and then released on bail in the amount of 5 million drams. In the  same case, the second Armenian President Robert Kocharian and the  former head of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia  Mikael Harutyunyan are on the wanted list. On August 2, the Special  Investigative Service stated that the preventive measure chosen  against Yuri Khachaturov is not an obstacle for him to absent himself  from Armenia for some time. At the same time, the CAS did not detail  the permissible period of its absence. Earlier, official Yerevan  suggested that CSTO colleagues consider the possibility of replacing  the candidacy of the CSTO Secretary General from Armenia in  connection with the criminal prosecution of Yuri Khachaturov.

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