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Serzh Sargsyan: One of strengths of current Armenian authorities is  lack of shame

Serzh Sargsyan: One of strengths of current Armenian authorities is  lack of shame

ArmInfo. One of the strengths of the current Armenian authorities is the lack of shame. Third President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan stated this  yesterday, commenting at the request of journalists on the statements  of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan that  the current authorities have spent more money on armaments over the  past three years than over the past 30 years.

According to the third president, the people who govern the country  can look into the eyes of their interlocutors and openly lie.  <Recently, two statements have been made that are close to the truth.  The first one is that they will present themselves as insane, but  will fail the Madrid principles, and will not be guided by them,  which, in fact, they did. 

The second one refers to the statements made on the first day of the  war, according to which, whatever happens, they will not consider  themselves defeated. We have all witnessed the consequences of these  two statements for our country>, the third President of the Republic  of Armenia noted.

<I would like to remind people with a memory lapse that during these  years Armenia was the only state in the region that was armed with  S-300 battalions, long-range missiles, acquired more than 100 units  of heavy equipment, hundreds of units of air defense systems, tens of  thousands of large-scale ammunition caliber>, said the third  president of the Republic of Armenia, adding that about $100 million  was allocated for the purchase of firearms alone, not to mention the  Iskander operational-tactical missile systems and other types of  powerful weapons. <What did they buy? 3 planes that did not bring any  benefit? A few dozen old OSA-AK? What else? Let them say>,  said  Serzh Sargsyan.

He stressed that a educated person, more or less familiar with  military affairs, knows very well how to compare the volumes of  acquired weapons and ammunition. The truth is that in 2018-2020  significant funds were allocated for defense needs, but the question  of whether these funds were used to achieve the goal or scattered  remains open. Sargsyan pointed to the availability of modest funds  for procurement during his rule, but at the same time there were  great opportunities that were used to receive military-technical  assistance.

Commenting on Pashinyan's statements about the "fifth column" in the  army, which, in his opinion, became the reason for the defeat in the  44-day war, Serzh Sargsyan said that nothing like this happened under  his rule. <If he knows that there was a "fifth column" in the army,  why didn't he take measures against it? However, it is quite possible  that he is telling the truth, and it is possible that it is he who  leads this very "fifth column". If he is aware of all these details,  such a development is quite natural>, the third President of the  Republic of Armenia emphasized.

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