15:51, 30 August, 2011

Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan visited today the front line
of the north-southern border with Azerbaijan. Speaking to reporters
there, the minister referred to the recent incidents in the army.

"Neither a crime, nor an extraordinary incident remains unpunished",
the minister said, adding that the army, of course, is not deprived
of incidents, crimes but the reasons are being revealed and the guilty
are subjected either to administrative or criminal responsibility.

Seyran Ohanyan noted that each case raises concern in the leadership
of the Armed Forces and is unacceptable.

"Each loss is a tragedy both for relatives and leadership of the AF",
the minister said, pointing out that each extraordinary incident is
being investigated by the Military prosecutor's office and RA Special
Investigation Service. All the efforts are directed to reveal and
punish the guilty.

The minister informed that less number of incidents in the history
of the RA AF was registered in 2007, the raise was registered in the
first half of 2010 when the tension on the border line increased.

Seyran Ohanyan said the ministry seeks to bring to minimum the number
of incidents. "No incident will remain without consequences. Service
examination is being conducted and all the guilty get their
punishment", he said.

From: A. Papazian