ArmInfo. I am more than convinced that the ex-president of Armenia Robert Kocharian has a record of the conversation with the organizer of the terrorist attack in the Armenian parliament on October 27, 1999, Nairi Hunanyan. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo, Chairman of the Republic Party, ex-Prime Minister of Armenia Aram Sargsyan.
On October 27, 1999, a group of terrorists led by Nairi Hunanyan broke into the meeting room of the National Assembly, shooting the leaders and members of the parliament and government of the republic who were there. The victims of terrorism were the Prime Minister of Armenia Vazgen Sargsyan, the Speaker of the Parliament Karen Demirchyan, the Vice-Speakers Yuri Bakhshyan and Ruben Miroyan, the Minister for Operational Affairs Leonard Petrosyan, the deputies of the parliament Armenak Armenakyan, Henrik Abrahamyan, Mikael Kotanyan. The trial of terrorists lasted from 2001 to 2003. The indictment required capital punishment. However, as a result of the abolition of the death penalty in Armenia in September 2003, six terrorists, including the leader of the Unanyan group, were sentenced to life imprisonment. Another terrorist, Hamlet Stepanyan, was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
"Now some argue that there is no such recording, moreover, it never existed. However, I am convinced that the recording of the conversation between Kocharyan and Hunanyan not only exists, but also exists in several copies. In the end, the place of their meeting was prepared by employees of the Ministry of National security. I think that the then Chief of the Military Police Vladimir Gasparyan has one copy of the conversation. Understanding perfectly how Robert Kocharian and Serzh Sargsyan feel about him, Gasparyan definitely held one of the copies, " he said.
According to the former prime minister, Kocharian and Sargsyan would never have left Gasparyan as the chief of the Military Police after October 27. However, Gasparyan stayed at his post, which, in Sargsyan's opinion, at least indicates that Gasparyan has certain information.
According to Sargsyan, being the Prime Minister of Armenia, he rendered all possible support to the investigation in this case, led by the then military prosecutor Gagik Dzhangiryan, with the goal of making the process objective. A lot of work was done during this period, and the investigation moved forward significantly. He also noted that during his premiership, the testimonies of the witnesses in the October 27 case were very different from their own testimonies after his resignation.