YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd daily of Armenia writes: Unlike the military actions in April 2016, this year, during the tension that started on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the public [of Armenia] did not witness officials who went to the border, took selfies with the soldiers.
Now the situation is completely different. According to Zhoghovurd daily’s information, even after this border tension, a number of MPs, officials, businessmen, celebrities personally petitioned to Onik Gasparyan, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia, with a wish to leave for the borderline, but were refused.
According to our information, the leadership of the armed forces has clearly told them that due to the coronavirus pandemic in Armenia, it is not expedient to go to the border and interact with the soldiers. It was explained [to them] that in this way, an attempt is made to prevent the spread of the infection in the army.