January 17, 12:00: A discussion entitled “Does the state refuse its obligations? Defense Minister calls for fundraising for treatment of servicemen” will be held at Media Center (Address: 12, Saryan str., 3rd floor).
On January 13, RA Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan posted on his Facebook page about the treatment expenses of military serviceman Albert Dallakyan, who was wounded as a result of violating the rules for safe handling with a weapon by the platoon commander. The minister urged to donate for surgery of the wounded soldier abroad. The required amount is 46,000 USD.
The minister's post was not accepted definitely. Some have defended and joined Vigen Sargsyan's urge, and some have severely criticized his idea.
The speakers include:
Arthur Sakunts, Head of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office
Arthur Yeghiazaryan, Military expert
Zaruhi Hovhannisyan, Human rights defender