ArmInfo.The issue is related to the insulting remarks by former Secretary of the National Security Council of the unrecognized NKR Vitaly Balasanyan to Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, in the field of regulation of law enforcement authorities should find out if there is a corpus delicti in the statement. Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan stated this on October 10 in an interview with reporters.
To recall, in one of his interviews Balasanyan made a number of insulting remarks against Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and threatened to physically exterminate those who, in his own words, would encroach on him, on the power and statehood of Karabakh.
Moreover, Balasanyan directly accused the prime minister and Sasna Tsrer of terrorism. Armen Grigoryan, secretary of the Security Council of Armenia, responded to the statement by writing on his Facebook page: "Vitaly Balasanyan behaves like a bully, not as a candidate for presidency of Artsakh. Every time after meeting with Serzh Sargsyan Vitaliy Balasanyan's exacerbations begins more reminiscent of deviations. Balasanyan, who has linked his political career since 2016 with Serzh Sargsyan, will be in a political dump where his leader is located. "The Prosecutor General's Office said that Balasanyan's statement was sent to the NSS in order to verify the circumstances contained in them.
Armen Grigoryan does not believe that he spoke in an extremely rude manner regarding the statement of Balasanyan. "If I circulated a statement today, I would have done it in a similar form," he said.
Moreover, according to the head of the Armenian Security Council, participation in the Artsakh war and heroic ranks, as well as participation in the "velvet revolution" do not make anyone privileged before the law. However, despite the concerns of a number of experts, Grigoryan does not think that these statements can cause tension between Armenia and Artsakh. "This cannot be true in Artsakh, the current logic and development will not allow it," he concluded.
It should be noted that Vitaly Balasanyan was called to the Special Investigation Service a month ago in the framework of the criminal case of March 1, but he did not appear for questioning. In his statement, he replied that "he was not personally in Yerevan during the events of March 1-2, 2008, and his data on the events that took place in those days are limited to what is accessible to the general public and were disseminated by the media." By that, in an interview, Balasanyan claimed that he was also aware of the events of March 1, 2008, that he had information about what had happened. Balasanyan also joined the statement in defense of the second president of Armenia arrested in the case of March 1 Robert Kocharian.