Probes to reveal fifth columnists, reasons of defeat in war – vows Investigative Committee’s chief



 11:32, 9 May 2023

YEREVAN, MAY 9, ARMENPRESS. The chief of Armenia’s top law enforcement agency has said that the criminal probes into the ‘fifth columnists’ who operated within the Armenian military will eventually reveal those responsible for the defeat in the 2020 Second Nagorno Karabakh War.

“The fifth column existed and still exists, and numerous [criminal] cases are being investigated in this regard,’ Chairman of the Investigative Committee Argishti Kyaramyan told reporters on May 9. “Some of the cases have already been concluded, some were made public, but some remain undisclosed due to the interests of the investigation, but the time will come when our society will get the answers to all questions of concern, it will clearly know who those fifth columnists are, because of whom and why we lost, and how the circumstances of this defeat began and ended. I promise you this,” Kyaramyan said.

Asked on the alleged desertions in the military during the war, Kyaramyan confirmed that there are multiple criminal investigations into alleged desertion and other cases but refused to disclose numbers.