The Artsakh war veterans have met
at Yerablur Memorial Complex to determine their further steps in the fight
against the authorities.
The veterans decided to meet following the latest
beating of three Artsakh war veterans Suren Sargsyan, Manvel Yeghiazaryan ans
The veterans said that they are concerned over the
current situation in Armenia and want Armenia to have better future. "We,
the veterans, are ready to assume the responsibility for Armenia's
future", said veteran Smbat Hakobyan. He added that they will no longer
stand any unlawful actions of the authorities or the opposition.
Razmik Petrosyan, who has lately been attacked, said
that it is impossible to intimidate the veterans. "All these attacks
constitute links in one and the same chain", he said.
On December 11 evening, Aram Manukyan, Secretary of
the opposition Armenian National Congress Faction, was attacked by an unknown
man, who struck him on the face several times and escaped. Earlier, veterans of
the Artsakh War Suren Sargsyan, Manvel Yeghiazaryan and Razmik Petrosyan were
beaten and the cars of 4 members of the opposition Pre-Parliament movement were
burnt by unknown persons. All the aggrieved people accuse the Armenian
authorities of the incidents. The representatives of the ruling Republican
Party of Armenia say these accusations are marasmic.