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Gayane Hovsepyan

Ani Sargsyan

Yerevan March: Relatives of Fallen 2020 Artsakh War Soldiers Accuse Pashinyan of Mass Murder

Mareta Balayan lost her two sons, Vahe and Davit, on October 11, who were killed while fighting during the 2020 Artsakh war.

Mrs. Balayan, along with relatives of other Armenian soldiers who died in the war, marched through Yerevan demanding the resignation of PM Nikol Pashinyan and that criminal charges be brought against him for allowing “mass murder”.

The relatives claim that Pashinyan confessed as much in his April 13 speech in parliament when he stated that he could have prevented the 2020 Artsakh war. They want the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the matter.

Yelizavet Ohanjanyan was also marching. Her son volunteered to fight and was killed on October 20, 2020 in Artsakh.

The marchers, holding pictures of their sons, started out from Charles Aznavour Square and reached the Government Building where they placed T-shirts displaying bloody hands on the steps. They then marched to the General Prosecutor's Office.

Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan left the building and briefly spoke with the protesters, noting that his office was reviewing their filed claim.

Davtyan said the issue arose when Pashinyan declared that his government could have handed over territories to Azerbaijan and might have saved thousands of lives.

Continuing, Davtyan claimed that Pashinyan’s statement, on its own, isn’t sufficient to accuse him of murder and that it was a matter of conjecture whether thousands of lives could have been saved by ceding lands without organizing an adequate defense.

The protesters interrupted Davtyan and declined his invitation to meet with ten of them in private.

Comments (1)

Hasmik Gregoryan
Is there a government in Armenia? The country is controlled by clowns, busy borrowing money from European banks for their personal use.

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