February 22
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YEREVAN. – Hraparak (Square) newspaper tried to find out from the close circles of Tigran Sargsyan, Chairman of the Board of Eurasian Economic Commission and Armenia’s ex-Prime Minister, as to what reports are being prepared against Sargsyan, whether a criminal case could be filed against him, and whether or not he has been question, the newspaper reported.

“Our source categorically dismissed the news about reports being prepared. Furthermore, he claimed that it is among the news being spread on purpose. ‘Prior to [Prime Minister] Nikol Pashinyan’s visit to Moscow [on Saturday], they are attempting to strike him a new blow.’

“The thing is that the criminal pursuit against CSTO Secretary General [and Armenia’s former Deputy Defense Minister] Yuri Khachaturov has not been ‘digested’ yet, and the initiation of a criminal case against (...) Tigran Sargsyan may further complicate the already not simple Armenian-Russian relations. And, according to Tigran Sargsyan’s circles, the spread of such news is being done from anti-government circles [in Armenia].

“Furthermore, they told us that ahead of Nikol Pashinyan’s visit, the anti-government circles have prepared a major package and sent it to Kremlin. And in the package, it is especially presented, in detail, as to who are included in Pashinyan’s government, what [kind of] a biography they have, and how many of them have been involved in anti-Russian initiatives,” Hraparak wrote.

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