The relatives of deceased servicemen, who have been holding a protest in front of the government building since morning, said they were discontent with the meeting with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, but decided to stop the protest.
President of the “Soldier” Coordinating Council Margarita Khachatryan stated that they will temporarily stop the sit-in and hunger strike.
“I can’t say the Prime Minister’s statement satisfied us. We won’t give up that easily. The Prime Minister said government officials will call us when the Prime Minister returns from his foreign visit, but we’re not sure. We’ll give the Prime Minister five days. If we don’t receive a call, we’ll continue the sit-in and hunger strike,” she said.
She claimed that the relatives of the servicemen killed in the late 1980s and early 1990s might never get their turn to receive support from the Servicemen’s Insurance Fund (the AMD 1,000 fund-ed.).
“The Prime Minister got insulted and irritated. Is this the way a Prime Minister should act?” President of the “Don’t Mark Us Absent” NGO Satik Khlghatyan said.