ArmInfo. The killings of senior officials in Armenia have far- reaching goals. In my opinion, this is obvious. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo, the head of the Public Council of Armenia, director of the Armenian Institute of International Relations and Security Stepan Safaryan.
"The other day, the former SNB director Georgy Kutoyan was killed, last year, key witnesses passing by the" March 1 Case "were former head of the Armenian Police Hayk Harutyunyan, former head of the Yerevan Police Ashot Karapetyan, and in 2009, deputy head of the Police Gevorg Mheryan. I just can't consider all these deaths as ordinary and even ordinary killings. Obviously, an inexplicable process is going on around all these people, "he stressed.
The body of the former SNB director Georgy Kutoyan with traces of a gunshot wound was discovered by his wife on January 17. The criminal case was instituted under Article 110 of the RA Criminal Code (suicide). However, according to the deputy head of the Investigative Committee of Armenia, Arthur Melikyan, Kutoyan could well have been the victim of murderers or rigged as suicide. On January 19, the Prosecutor General of Armenia Arthur Davtyan told reporters that the data obtained by the investigation indicate suicide. At the same time, he said that in any case, all versions characteristic of any fatal case will be checked.
Safaryan recalled that prior to assuming the post of director of the National Security Council, Kutoyan worked as an assistant to the president, deputy general prosecutor, that is, he was a confidant in the system of the previous government. In this light, it seems difficult to assume that his death took place on domestic grounds, according to the analyst. Especially in light of Kutoyan's previous death, the deaths of several senior officials.
The analyst is convinced of one thing - there are no such accidents tied into a single chain. At the same time, he finds it difficult to indicate persons interested in the death of Kutoyan and others. According to Safaryan, the investigating authorities have yet to find out. In this light, he suggests waiting for the characteristics of Kutoyan's death on the part of the preliminary investigation authorities. Note that, in the room where Kutoyan's body was discovered, dozens of bullets and shells were found, and damage to the walls. At the scene of the incident, an award-winning Glock pistol was discovered, previously received by Kutoyan as a gift from the leadership of the Georgian Security Service. The forensic report will be received on January 18. Kutoyan served as director of the NSS from 2016 to 2018.