ArmInfo. The events taking place around Gagik Tsarukyan are quite natural. It is clear that sooner or later after the revolution, the interests of some groups should have been strictly limited. The head of the Modus Vivendi analytical center Ara Papyan expressed a similar opinion. ArmInfo.
''We are talking about people who for decades circumvented the law, evaded taxes, etc. etc. In the case of Tsarukyan and his inner circle, all this is more than obvious. Accordingly, no matter what Tsarukyan states today, no matter how he tries to interpret the processes around him, it is obvious that he has become one of the richest people in Armenia due to his many years of benefits. These benefits included state orders, taxes and much more>, he said.
In this light, Tsarukyan's demarche against the authorities, in Papyan's view, was quite predictable. And many analysts warned Prime Minister Pashinyan about this at the time. ''In particular, we were saying that if there is a revolution, then there will be a counter-revolution. Accordingly, there was a need for tough steps. Pashinyan did not go for it, embarking on the velvet path and re-education of the oligarchs. It is clear that the latter did not want to re-educate at the expense of their own pockets. Accordingly, everything that could have been done 2 years ago right away, in a very favorable conditions, now has to be done with great difficulties>, Papyan emphasized.
Armenian Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan submitted a motion in parliament on criminal prosecution and arrest of the leader of Prosperous Armenia Gagik Tsarukyan. "There are already two arrested people in the case of voter bribery. There is evidence that Tsarukyan had organized a group for the purpose of bribery of voters. Based on this, I am asking for consent to initiate criminal prosecution against him, to attract him as a suspect and to charge him," Davtyan stressed.
According to the analyst, having allowed the actual revenge of the oligarchy in Artsakh, Pashinyan personally set a precedent for the revenge of the oligarchy in Armenia. And the tendency to this revenge today is more than obvious. Papyan, however, expressed hope that the revenge-seekers, nevertheless, would be defeated.
Moreover, according to his estimates, the situation in any case continues to remain rather dangerous. And the problem is not only the ratings, in terms of which the "former regime" has no chance. According to Papyan, with the help of huge media and financial resources, revenge-seekers have been brainwashing the population for two years. And in the regions, under the pretext of charity, people are being recruited.
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