ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan meet with mothers of the soldieries, who gathered at the government building demanding compensation, similar to payments to victims of the events of March 1-2, 2008.
According to the Prime Minister, the Military Insurance Fund was created just in order to provide financial assistance to these people. The Prime Minister recalled that one of the first decisions of the government was the decision that the Fund had made payments for cases that took place during combat duty since January 1, 2014. Previously, payments were made for cases that occurred after January 1, 2017. "After 7-8 months, a decision was made on payments for cases covering the period after January 1, 2008." In just a year, we went down 9 years. Our goal is that the payments of the Military Insurance Fund concern cases incurred during combat duty back in the 1990", he said.
To achieve this goal, according to Pashinyan, it is necessary to reduce the shadow sector in the labor market. This year, more than 65 thousand new registered jobs have already been fixed, as a result, payments to the "1000 AMD" fund have also increased. The Prime Minister asked the mothers of the deceased servicemen to give an opportunity to solve problems one by one. "Now, as prime minister, I am ashamed that I am discussing such a question because I believe that this issue should have been resolved long ago. I apologize to all of you that your question has not yet been resolved," Pashinyan said.
To recall, on September 5, the Armenian government decided to send AMD 720 million to payments to victims and victims of the March 1-2 riots. Compensation to the legal successors of those killed as a result of the events of March 1-2, 2008 will amount to 30 million drams (almost $ 63 thousand), persons who received serious harm to their health - 15 million drams (about $ 31.5 thousand), and moderate severity - 5 million drams (almost $ 10.5 thousand). At the same time, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan emphasized that this is not compensation, but assistance to the victims of the riots on March 1-2, 2008. To note, the Military Insurance Fund has been operating since January 2017. Since then, some 370 military personnel and their families have received compensation. About 1.3 billion drams (about 2.7 million dollars) were paid.