Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   25 April

Armenian defense minister refutes allegations on concealing deaths of servicemen

YEREVAN, MARCH 5, ARMENPRESS. Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan is refuting allegations that claim the Armenian military has concealed deaths of servicemen. He said the ministry cannot conceal any death.

“Information in any given format regarding every case exists,” he told reporters today. “Nothing can be concealed because the prosecution and investigative bodies carry out supervision for this process. There are simply cases that are directly related with the adversary, there are cases that relate with the service,” he said, adding that all death cases of servicemen are reported by the ministry, even if the death is of natural cause.

The news media earlier reported allegations that the defense ministry has concealed the deaths of 4 servicemen.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan

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