Reports on the death of a contract serviceman of the Armenian Armed Forces Edgar Grigorian on New Year's Night was neither made public, nor was hidden, spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan wrote on Facebook, commenting on the reason why the ministry did not report the death of a serviceman.

“If the information about the death of a soldier was published at that time, it would have probably interferred with the investigation,” Deputy Defence Minister Gabriel Balayan told

“A preliminary investigation is being conducted and it is necessary to clarify the circumstances, We do not know under what circumstances this event took place, ”he added.