ArmInfo. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia Artak Davtyan is convinced that the investigation will answer the question regarding the involvement of the army in the events of March 1, 2008.
So, on October 8 during a press conference in Yerevan, answering the question that a year ago he had already expressed the opinion that the military had not been ordered to shoot, there are some changes in this direction, Davtyan, in particular said: "There are criminal cases. Litigation is ongoing. Responses will be received during the trial."
At the same time, he added that he did not express any other opinion and he had nothing to add, but the rest of the case was the judicial authorities.
To recall, in September last year, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia Artak Davtyan actually denied the that time statement by the head of the SIS Sasun Khachatryan regarding the army's participation in the events of March 1, 2008. Davtyan, who during that period held the post of chief of the operations department, categorically stated that the army did not shoot. <If they shot, then individuals. Talking about the whole army is impossible. There was no such order>, Davtyan stated then. We also note that all the high-ranking officials involved as defendants in the case on March 1, 2008, including the second President of Armenia Robert Kocharian and former Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan insist that the army did not participate in the March events of 2008. It should be noted that as a result of a clash of law and order with protesters against the outcome of the presidential election, according to which Serzh Sargsyan won, 10 people were killed. The investigation claims that in those events, bypassing the law, the army was also involved. To recall, the opening of the case on March 1, 2008, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called one of the primary tasks of his government.