ArmInfo. Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan excludes the possibility of traitorous actions on the part of some individuals or forces in the republic.
"I, as the Minister of Defense of Armenia, will not allow something like that to happen. This cannot be," said Tonoyan in Vanadzor to the question "Azatutyun", referring to the statement of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan that there are forces in the country ready for treacherous actions.
To clarify whether this issue was discussed during a meeting with the Prime Minister on May 20, Tonoyan noted that unconditionally. "And this question, and a number of others. An assessment of the situation was given. I believe that everything will be settled," he said.
He also found it difficult to say what forces we are talking about, stressing that this is a political assessment of the Prime Minister of Armenia.
At the same time, he assured that in today's Armenia there can be no treacherous actions. "In today's Armenia, treacherous actions are not possible, and all possible encroachments will be neutralized in the bud," said the Minister of Defense of Armenia.
On the question of whether the situation might be exacerbated and the resumption of hostilities, Tonoyan said that the resumption of hostilities is possible, and possible for several reasons.
Earlier, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, in particular, stated: "There are specific forces representing the former corruption system that are trying to use the tools they used earlier - to provoke disagreements, contradictions and even enmity between the peoples of Armenia and Artsakh within the framework of the logic of divide and rule" to conceal and justify corruption crimes committed by them earlier, although it's obvious to everyone that our compatriots from Artsakh suffered more often due to the systemic corruption in Armenia, but some officials and this system is now using corrupt connections for conducting a fictional campaign in Artsakh against the Armenian government and the Prime Minister personally. During the election campaign at the parliamentary elections last year, I noted that, after analyzing the situation, I see even an attempt to ignite conspiratorial war, even the surrender of some territories in order to lay the responsibility on the government of Armenia. "