ArmInfo. All the recent resignations of the heads of the NSS and the Police were personally initiated by the Prime Minister of Armenia, and this is the main emphasis that should be paid attention to. This was stated in an interview with reporters by a member of the Civil Contract party in power, the head of the prime minister's apparatus, Eduard Aghajanyan, at the end of the meeting of the State Duma's board.
According to Agadzhanyan, the resignation of the heads of power structures was discussed at a meeting of the party's board. Representatives of the ruling party, meanwhile, did not touch on possible new appointments, he noted.
As a board member of the State Duma pointed out, the activities of two officials, former heads of the SNB and the Police, did not satisfy the Prime Minister. To a clarifying question, what exactly did not satisfy the prime minister, in particular, in the work of the head of the National Security Council, which, unlike the former heads of the national security agency, was distinguished by loud exposures of corrupt officials, Eduard Aghajanyan recalled the words of Pashinyan that, given the specifics of the work of the National Security Council, go into details.
When asked why Valery Osipyan was appointed chief adviser to the head of government, the head of staff noted that it was possible that the prime minister considered that the former chief police officer would be useful in this status. "Regarding a certain dissonance between the statements of the Prime Minister and Arthur Vanetsyan, I want to say that the decision on the resignation was made by Pashinyan. The respectful text he said during the press conference (in Vanadzor - Ed.) Was also caused by respect, which he's experiencing the generals. And so that there would be no discrepancies, I want to once again record that the decision to dismiss was made by the prime minister and they were given the opportunity to write a letter of resignation, "concluded Eduard Aghajanyan.
Recall that on September 16, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan announced during a press conference that he was sending Arthur Vanetsyan to resign from the post of head of the special service. Following this, Vanetsyan himself announced his departure. According to him, state building has its own logic: spontaneous decisions, sweeping actions, the absence of differences between the primary and secondary - this is not the way that leads to the achievement of goals. "This has nothing to do with the officer's honor, his epaulettes and such a course of events are incompatible. Let my resignation be a sobering step:" Stop! "Vanetsyan said in a statement.