June 18
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The Criminal Court of Appeal of Armenia made a decision Monday to release businessman Davit Galstyan—who is engaged in the purchase and sale of weapons—from custody.

Galstyan was detained on February 1, and arrested—the next day.

The National Security Service (NSS) had informed that David Galstyan, chairman of the board of a company registered abroad, had reached an arrangement with the director this company, and provided low-quality artillery shells of 1983-1986 production to the Ministry of Defense of Armenia in 2018, with which, according to the NSS, it was not possible to carry the military tasks, whereas Galstyan had received US$1,083,000 in exchange.

Davit Galstyan, in his turn, had issued a statement noting that, in fact, the models of ammunition produced under and dates stipulated by the contract had been delivered, and he had promised to present the respective evidence in the future.

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