Eastern Europe

Unknowns attack former spokesman of Armenian Defense Ministry

21:18, 17 November 2020
Unknowns attack former spokesman of Armenian Defense Ministry Photo: Արծրուն Հովհաննիսյան/facebook.com

Two unknowns have attacked the former official representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry, Artsrun Hovhannisyan.

I have been receiving threats since November 9, but I do not even pay attention to the apparent danger of reprisals. I refused to complain to the police. Yesterday I was attacked by two, but I managed to defend myself. I am not afraid of anyone and do not regard anyone as an enemy. But since the calls and threats continue and I am being traced, I have to go to the police, he wrote on Facebook.

Hovhannisyan was in charge of updating information about the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh during daily briefings.

After the hostilities in Karabakh ended, Hovhannisyan was criticized on Armenian social networks. Many users believe that he provided false news about the situation in the conflict zone.

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