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Armenian parliament refused to pay compensation to servicemen wounded out of combat duty.

The discussion of the draft law on amendments to the Law on the compensation of damage to the life or health of military personnel in the process of ensuring the protection of Armenia was held on Monday.

According Bright Armenia opposition faction MP Gevorg Gorgisyan, compulsory military service is provided in Armenia, however, compensation in case of loss of health or harm to him during the course of military service is not provided for everyone. 

“For example, if a soldier gets into an accident, he will not receive compensation,” Gorgisyan noted. 

It should be noted that the funds were planned to be allocated from a special fund of the Armenian Defense Ministry, however, these funds, according to the current legislation, are again allocated only to those servicemen who were injured during the period of military operations or on alert. After some discussion, the deputies rejected the proposal of the opposition deputy. The bill previously has earlier received a negative opinion of the Permanent Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Security.

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