ArmInfo. Speaker of the RA National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan made an appeal to individuals, civic groups and parties to act as a united front against violence and threats.
On his Facebook page, he, in particular, wrote: "Today is spring. Gor Kloyan, David Petrosyan, Armen Farmanyan, Tigran Khachatryan, Hovhannes Hovhannisyan, Grigor Gevorgyan, Samvel Harutyunyan, Zakar Hovhannisyan, policemen Hamlet Tadevosyan and Tigran Abgaryan 13 years ago dreamed of living in a free, democratic and happy Armenia. As a result of the use of force on the basis of an illegal order, the development of Armenia along the democratic path was stopped for 10 years, "Mirzoyan wrote.
According to him, these days, when several high-ranking military officials inadmissibly tried to interfere in internal political processes, the situation should not be allowed to develop according to a similar scenario. "Therefore, I urge individuals, civic groups, parties in memory of March 1 to leave aside political differences and stand together against violence and threats as a tool for resolving political processes. Our homeland should no longer go through such a test," Mirzoyan said.
It should be noted that at the end of February 2008, the second President of the Republic of Armenia, Robert Kocharian, was leaving the presidential post, preparing to transfer powers to Serzh Sargsyan, who won the elections. Supporters of presidential candidate Levon Ter-Petrosyan, who disagreed with the voting results, including the current RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, organized protest actions in Yerevan. On the night of March 1, the participants in the action of many thousands were dispersed, ten people were killed and more than 250 were injured during the riots. The defendants in the criminal case in the March 1 case are former Armenian President Robert Kocharian, former CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov, former Deputy Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan, and former Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan. They are accused of attempting to overthrow the constitutional order in Armenia.