In Armenia at the initiative of Prime Minister Nikola Pashinian dismissed the chief of the General staff of the armed forces major-General Artak Davtyan. The corresponding decree of the President of Armenia Armen Sargsyan published on June 8.
By another decree he appointed to the post of Lieutenant General of Onik Gasparyan.
Davtyan was the head of the General staff from may 2018.
June 7 edition of the Hraparak reported that the son Davtyan staged a lavish wedding, despite operating in the country due to the pandemic coronavirus a state of emergency. The event took place in the mansion Davtyan, located near the Central building of the Ministry of defence. On it, according to the newspaper, invited more than 100 people.
Next after the wedding day Pashinyan announced in Facebook’s resignation Davtyan. The reason for this decision, he indicated, but later at the briefing said that all the bodies of state administration and local self-government should by their example to demonstrate “extreme and unconditional discipline”, respecting the rules of anti-epidemic, in order to “inspire fellow”, said the Agency “Armenpress”. He wished happiness to the newlyweds, but noted that in the current situation, the interests of the state required the adoption of such decision.
Himself major-General told Armenpressthat he does not believe that his side were violations, but “let it out, the relevant authorities”. Davtyan said thatbefore the law all are equal, and if he committed any violation, I am willing to bear responsibility, but “everyone has a right to privacy”.
According to data of the Ministry of health of Armenia on 8 June, the country registered 13 325 cases of infection with coronavirus, died 211 people, and the 4099 patients recovered. Ill and Pashinyan with his family. “Radio liberty” said that the practical daily guidance of Armenia urges citizens to refrain from mass actions and to respect the country introduced the restrictions.
On 6 June, the Prime Minister said that the country is in a critical situation with the spread of the coronavirus. According to Pashinian, Armenia has reached a critical level and “marching through hell”, the country’s health care system is overloaded.