YEREVAN. – Hraparak daily of Armenia writes: Artsakh [(Nagorno-Karabakh)] President Arayik Haroutyunyan announced yesterday about starting political consultations and forming a government of national accord (…).
There is information that before that announcement, he has extended a hand of cooperation to the former ones [in power] in Artsakh, offered to put aside all the previous disagreements, and to engage in the work to straighten the backbone of a handful of remaining homeland.
In particular, Vitali Balasanyan was offered to return to his former post of Secretary of the NSS [National Security Council], from which [then President] Bako Sahakyan dismissed him at the urging of [Armenia’s PM] Nikol Pashinyan.
Yesterday, Balasanyan's fellow party member Davit Galstyan, an MP of the Justice faction of the AR [Artsakh Republic] parliament, told our reporter about this information that he was not aware, had not yet talked to Balasanyan, had heard [about it] from Armenia’s media, and nothing more.
"Whoever knows Vitali Balasanyan, if there is something dependent on him, he is always ready to do [it] for the homeland; he will not even spare his life for the homeland."
But there is also talk of a financial deal, that they offered [Balasanyan] a million [US] dollars to hold office. "It is impossible that there was a deal, I rule it out; but he may take certain steps for the homeland," Vito's [political] teammate assured.