Armenia Police chief relieved of his duties

Armenia Police chief relieved of his duties

PanARMENIAN.Net - President Armen Sarkissian signed a decree Wednesday, September 18, relieving Police chief Valery Osipyan of his duties.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had earlier submitted recommendations to the President.

Director of the National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan resigned on Monday.

Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan, meanwhile, refuted media reports about his resignation.

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Sargsyan said in a statement his government had demanded the determination of a status for Karabakh outside Azerbaijan.
A 20-day period has been established for the preliminary examination of the application, a spokesperson said.
Aivazian described the demand for Pashinyan's resignation as "a kind of political positioning of some members of the General Stuff."
Kopyrkin told reporters about the "very intensive contacts" between the Defense Ministries of Armenia and Russia.
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