ArmInfo. Serzh Sargsyan's attempt to link the "diesel business" with Artsakh's security is at least bewildering. And, in my opinion, it testifies that this person continues to remain out of touch with reality today. Member of the Armenian parliament from the "My Step" faction Sisak Gabrielyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"I've spoken from the highest tribunes of the world and I'll repeat to you now - Artsakh will never be part of Azerbaijan. This is the main goal of my life, which will accompany me to the end and everywhere," former President Sargsyan told his supporters who gathered at the courthouse, in which on 25 February the first meeting on the "diesel case" was held. Serzh Sargsyan, former Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan, his deputy Samvel Galstyan and Flash owner Barsegh Beglaryan are accused of embezzlement of state funds for the purchase of diesel fuel. As a result of the Flash company's "victory" in the tender, which however had made less profitable offer, the state suffered damage of 489 million drams.
Sargsyan's attempt to link the" diesel case "with the Artsakh issue looks more surreal than even the megaphone in his hands. It seems to me that, referring to the safety of Artsakh, he should recall the decades of impunity of his generals, the period when the killings in the army were presented as suicides. "When there was no fuel in the tanks. About how his" guard "returned the stolen millions of dollars to the state budget," the MP emphasized.
In this light, Gabrielyan considers the trial of Serzh Sargsyan and Robert Kocharyan as a manifestation of the restoration of justice, violated for decades in Armenia. According to him, throughout this period, citizens of the country with their own eyes and on their skin felt all the "charms" and consequences of the policies of these two presidents. "People were deprived of their property, driven out of their own homes, deprived of the opportunity to see their relatives. And all this on the basis of falsified, false accusations. Often they were even deprived of life. And today these two former presidents make us feel ashamed that so shamefully and so long ruled our country. I really hope that the court will prove the fact of their guilt, "the parliamentarian summed up.