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YEREVAN. – The Armenian armed forces during the March 1, 2008 events were protecting important facilities in Yerevan, the rest is a matter of the authorities, former defense minister Seyran Ohanyan told reporters.

During the tragic post-election events in March 2008 he was heading the General Staff of the Armed Forces.

Ohanyan said the current authorities are taking measures in this direction, and a fact-finding group is working.

“And if attentive, we can see that the army did not participate then. The army was protecting important facilities of our capital city, the rest was up to authorities. If we are found liable, we will bear this responsibility in full,” Ohanyan said.

Eight demonstrators and two employees of the internal troops were killed during the March clashes.

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