ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan submitted to the President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian a proposal to relieve the Head of the RA Police Valery Osipyan from his post. The department of public relations and mass media of the apparatus of the President of Armenia confirmed this information to ArmInfo.
At the same time, according to the source, the corresponding decree of the president has not yet been signed. As soon as the decision is made, the decree will be published and posted on the official website of the head of state, the administration stressed.
It should be noted that over the past two days, following resignation of the head of the National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan rumors about the possibility of resignations of Police Chief Valery Osipyan and RA Minister of Defense David Tonoyan have been actively circulating.
However, the latter on September 18, in an interview with reporters in the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, denied rumors about his possible resignation. According to him, there was no such discussion with the Prime Minister. In addition, as noted by Tonoyan, there was no discussion on the topic of resignations at the meeting of the Security Council. The head of the Ministry of Defense noted that he and Nikol Pashinyan cannot have disagreements. The work is in sync.
The head of the defense department did not comment on Vanetsyan's resignation, noting that this was an "individual decision". At the same time, Tonoyan said that the resignation of senior officials is not expected in the Ministry of Defense. When asked whether the resignation of the head of the NSS and the expected resignation of the head of the police Valery Osipyan (the information had been leaked to the media on the eve of it) pose threat to the interests of Armenia's national security, Tonoyan replied: "I don't think so, the system works."
To recall, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced the resignation of the head of the National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan during a press conference in Vanadzor. Soon Vanetsyan himself confirmed this fact, noting in his statement that "the spontaneity of decisions, randomness of actions, the absence of priorities between the primary and secondary issues are not the path that leads to the achievement of goals."