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Marianna Mkrtchyan

Artak Davtyan is convinced: The investigation will answer the  question regarding the involvement of the army in the events of March  1, 2008

Artak Davtyan is convinced: The investigation will answer the  question regarding the involvement of the army in the events of March  1, 2008

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.

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