168.am of the Republic of Armenia (RA) on Wednesday writes: Today, Arman Musinyan, Spokesman for the RA first President Levon Ter-Petrosyan, had issued a statement that, “Due to the current worrying situation in Artsakh [(Nagorno-Karabakh)] and Armenia, another consultation was held, this time attended by former Presidents of the Republic of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Robert Kocharyan, Serzh Sargsyan, and former Presidents of the Artsakh Republic Arkadi Ghukasyan and Bako Sahakyan"
Some media outlets, citing their sources, had written that, "The RA former presidents have decided to support [PM] Nikol Pashinyan's actions, in particular, the decision to sign a ceasefire, which does not stem much from their previous statements and positions." One of the media outlets had also written that according to its information, the former presidents of Artsakh and Armenia will soon make a joint statement where they will state their joint position.
168.am asked Eduard Sharmazanov, Speaker of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), member of the RPA Supreme Body, former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly (NA), and Viktor Soghomonyan, head of the office of RA second President Robert Kocharyan, to comment on this information in the press.
"Yes, today a meeting was held with the participation of Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Robert Kocharyan and Serzh Sargsyan, Arkadi Ghukasyan and Bako Sahakyan, the agenda of which was the hostilities and Artsakh. At the same time, I want to inform that the assumptions published in different media and the information related to the content of the meeting do not correspond to reality," said Eduard Sharmazanov.
Viktor Soghomonyan, in response to our inquiry, responded: "It is a lie, that information is false, and there is no reason to write such a thing, it is a fabricated falsification."