YEREVAN. – The issue raised is being discussed comprehensively to exclude any violation of rights, or discriminatory attitude. Artsrun Hovhannisyan, Spokesperson of the Defense Minister of Armenia, wrote this on Facebook, referring to yesterday’s protest by the officers who were left out of the qualification courses.
"At the same time, we urge officers to refrain from attempts to defend their rights through blackmail or other unlawful means, and from the illusions to change by such means the legitimate decisions that were made," he added. "Servicemen showing such an approach will be punished with all the rigor of the law."
One of the aforesaid officers had told Armenian News-NEWS.am they had been protesting at Vazgen Sargsyan Military University demanding that they be reinstated to the qualification courses so that they could be promoted in their positions.