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Spokesperson of the Armenian Defense Ministry, Aram Torosyan, made clarifications over the statement made by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces Arakel Martikyan, who had said that the Armed Forces have an order to restore Armenia’s territorial integrity and must fulfill the order of their superior. Torosyan answered the respective questions Armenpress.

What was Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Arakel Martikyan insinuating when he said during a press conference that the Armed Forces have an order to restore the territorial integrity of Armenia and are obligated to fulfill the order of their superior?

The Deputy Chief of the General Staff gave the general description of the main mission of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia; that is, to protect Armenia’s sovereign territory from external threats. There is nothing extraordinary or new in that wording.

That is, the given wording wasn't an insinuation about any action?

There is no need to look for any insinuation or hidden subtext. Deputy Chief of the General Staff Arakel Martikyan talked about the main mission of the Armed Forces: the protection of the sovereign territory of Armenia. At this moment all the diplomatic tools are put in action for the withdrawal of Azerbaijani [army] units from the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia.

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