An 11% increase of the military budget is a rather low indicator in the post-war period. This is what deputy of the opposition “With Honor” faction of the National Assembly of Armenia, expert on security issues Tigran Abrahamyan said today, commenting on the draft of the 2022 State Budget.
According to him, the total expenditures for the defense sector will be AMD 345,000,000 next year.
“The government isn’t rushing to make reforms in the Armed Forces, which is very strange and will be misunderstood. It is assumed that the reforms should have been approved before the draft of the 2022 State Budget was submitted to parliament. This would have given the opportunity to incorporate the conceptual priorities in the military budget,” Abrahamyan said.