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Marianna Mkrtchyan

Chief of the General Staff of Armenia responded to the message about  theft of jet fuel in the Ministry of Defense

Chief of the General Staff of Armenia responded to the message about  theft of jet fuel in the Ministry of Defense

ArmInfo. Chief of the General Staff of Armenia Artak Davtyan reacted to the message about theft of jet fuel in the Ministry of Defense.

"The General Staff of Armenia strongly condemns such phenomena as  embezzlement and  the Armed Forces are consistently working to  eliminate such manifestations, as well as to bring the perpetrators  to justice in accordance with the law," Davtyan said in an interview  with the state agency Armenpress.

At the same time, he called on everyone to refrain from manipulating  on this issue and publishing any figures regarding the case until the  completion of the investigation and the issuance of a court verdict.  Davtyan stated that, as a rule, after the trial is over, the picture  changes significantly.

Earlier, the National Security Service of Armenia reported on the  fact of theft of 85 tons of jet fuel in the Ministry of Defense of  the country.

Thus, according to the agency's report, thanks to the operational  investigative measures taken, the NSS officers received information  that a group of military personnel of the No. Military Unit of the  Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia, during a preliminary  conspiracy and using official powers, plundered and sold between July  and December 2019 about 85 tons of jet fuel worth more than 40  million drams allocated for scheduled training flights.

The above persons were caught red-handed at the regular sale of 640  liters of fuel, they have already given confession statements. A  criminal case has been instituted on the fact, which was sent to the  Investigative Committee for the implementation of investigative  measures.

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