YEREVAN. – Past daily of Armenia writes: According to Past newspaper’s information, the incumbent authorities have faced new problems in terms of setting up a parliamentary committee of inquiry to investigate the circumstances of the 44-day [Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)] war [last fall].
According to our source, initially it was planned to include experts from the MOD and the General Staff [of the Armed Forces] in the committee, but they did not agree with the authorities’ scenario of the future report, after which the authorities had to turn to a few of the political forces that shook the hand [PM] Nikol Pashinyan extended before and after the [snap parliamentary] elections [on June 20].
In particular, the newspaper has received information that the authorities are currently considering the matter of including former secretary of the Artsakh SC [(Security Council)] Samvel Babayan as an "expert" in the committee. By the way, the latter is busy praising the pro-government—CC [(Civil Contract) Party]—candidates in various provinces [of Armenia ahead of the upcoming local elections], and tries to justify the defeat of Armenia and Artsakh [in the aforesaid war] at all costs.
As a result, the authorities want to further increase—through "experts," too—their presence in the committee to be set up.