The officers of Defense Ministry who have been arrested for bribery and corruption in recent days were involved in criminal schemes by higher echelons' instruction, statement spread by "We are the Owners of Our Country" organization reads.
The organization emphasizes that not only low echelons but also the leadership of the Defense Ministry represented by Minister Seyran Ohanyan, Chief of General Staff Yuri Khachaturov and his Deputy Haykaz Baghramyan must bear responsibility for corruption and bribery. Meanwhile the supreme authorities instruct to arrest only law ranking officers.
This can also be considered as blackmail by the authorities of fair officers and may lead to Azerbaijan's new military successes and new victims from Armenian side" the statement reads.
To note, several officers of the defense ministry have been arrested recently for corruption and bribery.