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Armenia`s former defense minister offers Armenia s premier to inspect  "unusable missiles"

Armenia`s former defense minister offers Armenia s premier to inspect  "unusable missiles"

ArmInfo.Former RA Defense Minister David Tonoyan appealed to RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan  to personally inspect the so-called "unusable missiles."

In his statement received by ArmInfo, the ex-minister noted that  after 2 years and 7 months of unjustified and illegal detention, the  judge of the Anti-Corruption Court of the Republic of Armenia Vahe  Dolmazyan again rejected the defense's request to change the  preventive measure against him. "The submission of the petition was  due to the fact that in the criminal case being considered in the  Anti-Corruption Court of the Republic of Armenia and presented to the  public as the "missile case," the next stage of the trial ended on  April 9, 2024, and the court announced the completion of the judicial  investigation. Even at the initial stage its stage, the body  conducting the preliminary investigation, with its statements, tried  to create in the public environment compromising information about  the condition of the missiles, their cost and other circumstances of  the case, which led to the creation of the impression of my guilt as  an obvious fact, taking into account the assessment of the situation  indicated in the article. annual report of the Human Rights Defender  for 2023, the language about the obvious crime committed and the  guilt of the person should not create a biased perception in terms of  presenting the person's activities as a confirmed fact; in the  absence of a judicial act that has entered into legal force, I  reserve the right to refer to a number of important circumstances  within the limits of already published information," Tonoyan noted.

He noted that until now, to the evidence examined during the trial  and having nothing to do with the charges brought, the Russian-made  missiles were in perfect condition, which was recognized as material  evidence 3 years ago in a case considered by the judge during the  last few court hearings. "During the interrogation, the judge ignored  the requirement to inspect the entire number of missiles mentioned in  my indictment. The judge also ignored my request to inspect the  missiles on site. The court also did not ensure the participation of  an expert in the examination process. Meanwhile, according to the  results of the examination, qualifications disappeared , "unusable" and "expired", assigned to these missiles by well-known  circles, one conclusion can be drawn: inspection of only part of the  missiles was enough for the latter to form an internal conviction  about their real condition, given my confidence that the Prime  Minister will be. to persecute me, and also realizing that Pashinyan  has problems with trust in specialists, I suggest that he personally  conduct another check of the missiles in question in front of me and,  in the presence of the media, ask me personally questions that  interest him, both on weapons and on other topics of public interest  interest. If the head of a country facing ontological problems has  time to check the quality of the hangers in school closets, let him  find time to "check" the missiles needed to ensure the combat  effectiveness of the Air Force.

Day before the Anti-Corruption Court rejected the defense's request  to change the preventive measure for former Defense Minister David  Tonoyan, he will remain under arrest. David Tonoyan is a defendant in  a criminal case related to abuses in the process of supplying  ammunition. The head of the company supplying weapons to Armenia,  David Galstyan, and the former deputy chief of the General Staff of  the Armed Forces Stepan Galstyan are also accused in this case. The  ex-minister has been in custody since September 2021.  

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