ArmInfo. MP from the "My Step" faction, Head Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, Vladimir Vardanyan, said that now is not the right moment to lift martial law. Vardanyan stated this during an extraordinary session of the parliament.
The MP said that the martial law regime continues to operate in Azerbaijan. Moreover, Vardanyan stated that a curfew was introduced in some cities of Azerbaijan.
"Taking into account this situation, I believe that we also should not abolish the martial law regime. We can wait, make changes to this draft law. Listen to all the government's proposals, and only then submit this draft law to a vote," Vardanyan stressed.
In turn, MP from the Bright Armenia faction Ani Samsonyan stressed that the ruling faction simply does not want to accept the opposition's proposal and cancel the martial law regime.
"I have not heard a single reasoned speech against our initiative. The martial law is being artificially delayed. We consider such behavior unacceptable," the MP said.
MP from the "My Step" faction Aren Mkrtchyan noted that in the post-war period there are a number of problems that need to be solved, and now the martial law is maintained for this. "Now we are faced with the main task, to ensure combat alert on the border with a length of 520 km. There are a number of problems that have been mentioned more than once. It will be difficult to solve all these problems without martial law. Yesterday, during the meeting, a representative of the Armenian General Staff said that a package of projects has already been developed, which will be submitted to the government. According to this package, it will be possible to solve a number of problems without lifting the martial law regime. It is about protecting the borders of Armenia, about protecting our land. It is necessary to realize that the introduction or elimination of the martial law regime is not an end in itself," Mkrtchyan concluded.