PM Pashinyan holds meeting with mothers of fallen soldiers
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 17, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan today held a meeting with the mothers of fallen soldiers.
At the meeting Pashinyan said he is ready to discuss all issues.
“During our previous meeting I stated that the list of the beneficiaries of Military Insurance Fund is expanding very quickly. According to the decision adopted, the Fund has started making payments to the families of soldiers fallen during the incidents that have taken place starting from January 1, 1998 and after that, as well as to the disabled soldiers of the 1st or 2nd group. We have gone 19 years back within one and a half year, we have solved the problem of beneficiaries of 19 years, our goal is to reach the beginning, but this requires some time and work which we will carry out”, the PM said.
The mothers of fallen soldiers raised some issues of their concern, in particular the fact that they are not included in the beneficiaries’ list. They said they expect the PM’s attention on the matter.
In response, Pashinyan said all issues are under their spotlight, the government cannot solve all the problems immediately, therefore they are moving forward with the stage by stage logic.
“We will do that and will go back to the beginning, but in this case as well we cannot state that all problems are solved. There are categories according to which soldiers fallen during the military service still are not considered as the Fund’s beneficiaries. Now our focus is on the families of soldiers, who were killed during the service but not during the military operations, to become beneficiaries. In other words, the families of those soldiers who were killed by the adversary. By the next stage we will come to the tragic incidents and so on”, the PM said.
Pashinyan assured that the government will in no way show an improper attitude to the families of fallen soldiers, or any citizen in general.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan