ArmInfo. Artsakh President Samvel Shahramanyan was utterly sincere at the meeting of the Parliamentary Commission for investigation of the circumstances of the 44-day war, Commission Chairman Andranik Kocharyan told reporters on Nov 24.
According to him, the meeting of the investigative commission, taking into account many factors, was held behind closed doors. "Now it became clear to me why Mr. Artsvik Minasyan (secretary of the opposition faction 'Armenia', representative of the ARF party - ed.) did not want Shahramanyan to appear in the investigative commission. The reality was revealed to me: on another platform, no one will ever have the right to such information. We can say that the investigative commission provides an opportunity to use such a platform to identify some political realities that were not noticeable," said Andranik Kocharyan.
He said that during the three-hour meeting, the issues that the commission members had been working on for a long time were exhausted. "I can say that Mr. Shahramanyan was as sincere as possible. We discussed issues that are not even subject to discussion," Kocharyan said.
He added that the term of office of the commission to investigate the circumstances of the 44-day war expires on December 3. "This means that we no longer have the right to call anyone, to receive documents. Everything that we have done has been done. A huge amount of materials has been accumulated and a lot of work remains to be done to analyze them," Kocharyan said, adding that on November 27 and 29 there are already invitees to the commission meeting, including the ex-commander of the Artsakh Defense Army Jalal Harutyunyan. Kocharyan pointed out Harutyunyan's readiness to answer questions from commission members. "We are waiting for him, if we have the opportunity before December 3, Mr. Harutyunyan is ready to appear at the meeting," Kocharyan said.
The commission to investigate the circumstances of the 44-day war was formed in February 2022. As part of the commission's activities, MPs invited those responsible for the country's defense and foreign policy in the period before and during the 2020 war to its meetings. On May 3 of this year, the commission's activities were extended for another 6 months.