ArmInfo. The press secretary of the first vice-premier of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan Karpis Pashoyan is applying for dismissal. Pashoyan reported this on his Facebook page.
"My friends, I have good news, I decided to resign, tomorrow morning the statement will be on the table of Ararat Mirzoyan, I will continue to assist Mirzoyan and his team." Nothing unprecedented happened, just the intellect lost to military-patriotic schizophrenia, life will show who does not respect the memory heroes, "Karpis Pashoyan wrote.
To note, Karpis Pashoyan expressed his opinion on the heroes of the Artsakh war, including Robert Abadjian, who died in the April war in 2016 in an interview with CivilNet. "The name of the same Robert (Robert Abadzhyan - the hero of Artsakh, who died during the four-day April war in 2016 - editor's notes) is much exaggerated, he and others should be left alone." The young man with a childish face, he probably did not understand at that moment , what is happening: And now we use this name all the time, I do not think it should be done. "The boy was only 18 years old: I think that this should not be done," Pashoyan said.
After that, he was subjected to stormy criticism in social networks. The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Artsakh, Lieutenant-General Levon Mnatsakanyan, asked whether it is possible to consider as manipulation and speculation the memory of the heroes of the April war in 2016 and whether it is possible that their actions were not a conscious self-sacrifice, said the four-day war was an opportunity to recognize a new generation of Armenians. "The 18-20-year-olds, demonstrating their maturity and spirit, proved that they are capable of surpassing their predecessors, but it is unfortunate that some people doubt the conscious self-sacrifice of Robert Abadzhyan and other heroes who gave their lives for the sake of the motherland," said Mnatsakanyan . Moreover, according to him, this is a disrespectful attitude not only to the memory of our heroes, but to all those who are alive and in trenches, defending all of us, including those who call into question the heroism of Abadzhyan. Major Sarkis Stepanyan and his military comrades after the publication of Pashoyan's interview appealed to the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan with an open letter demanding to remove the official from the post, who committed boorish remarks about the heroes of the April war, and give an official assessment of his statements.
After sharp criticism in his address in social networks, Pashoyan wrote on his Facebook page that his thoughts "some people are taken out of context and misinterpreted." "I do not know why they do this, maybe it's manipulation, I would never make such a comment, but given the fact that, based on the speculation of some people, family members of military personnel can misunderstand the voiced thoughts, forced to make this statement, "Pashoyan said.
Nevertheless, the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister and the government apparatus continues to remain silent about this statement of Pashoyan.