Pashinyan wants to reinstate ex-Army Chief he fired months ago

March 10, 2021 – 14:09 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Wednesday, March 10 proposed reinstate Lieutenant-General Artak Davtyan in the post of the Chief of the Army General Staff, having fired him only months ago.

A spokesperson for Pashinyan, Mane Gevorgyan, confirmed the reports to Armenpress on Wednesday, hours after the PM said Onik Gasparyan had been fired from the position by force of law.

Davtyan served as the Chief of the General Staff from May 24, 2018 to June 8, 2020, when he was replaced by Gasparyan.

The decree on Gasparyan’s dismissal was first issued on February 25 when the country’s top military brass demanded Pashinyan’s resignation. And although President Armen Sarkissian did not sign Pashinyan’s proposal to sack the Chief of Army Staff, he was relieved of his post nonetheless, as the President did not send the draft decree to the Constitutional Court either, thus paving the way for his dismissal.

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