PM Pashinyan meets with members of the families of servicemen, missing soldiers & civilians captured during the Artsakh war.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with members of the families of servicemen, missing soldiers and civilians captured during the Artsakh war.

As Zartonk Media was informed from press service of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, the statement runs as follows,

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with members of the families of servicemen, missing soldiers and civilians captured during the Artsakh war.

In his speech, the Prime Minister, in particular, noted. “Dear compatriots, first of all I would like to apologize to all of you for the fact that our state bodies have not been able to answer your questions so far. Of course, realizing that there are objective-subjective reasons for that, but we held a consultation in the government today, և my main message is related to the situation. When we look from the side, we can get the impression that there is a so-called dividing line between us, on one side of which you are, on the other side, the government.

In the case of that impression, of course, it is our fault in the first place, because it cannot be so. I want you to be sure that the feelings of you and your family members are in our hearts in the same way, and of course, due to the war it was not possible to establish this contact earlier, which is again our fault, for which I apologize again.

Our consultation today was about one thing: each of you must feel every day that the government is by your side, your family member, the one who lives in your pain, the one who suffers from your suffering. That regime should not be you-police-some state body. Let’s agree that we will get out of that regime, although we are to blame, I want to apologize again, because what difference does it make whether it is about my family member or you? there is no difference.

It is in this regime that we should communicate with each other, not a government that conspires to hide something, should do something, does not conspire, but we have a common problem, a common pain, a common grief, we should understand As we move forward. In other words, there should be no difference between the seats here, we should talk openly and honestly about everything.”

Nikol Pashinyan noted that he will communicate with everyone during such meetings, which will be continuous. “I formulated the problem in the following way. I said that these people should not come to us every day, but we should go to them every day. The impression is that there are different barricades and people on different sides. Such a thing simply can not happen, by nature it can not.

We literally have to live this period together, this is a very difficult period, but we have to live with the assumption that, yes, this is a common problem, it is not about your family member, but about all of us family members. “We perceive this as our common pain. I hope that at least a large number of people, our brothers, will be able to find, return and rejoice in this,” said the Prime Minister.

Then the head of the government listened to those present, answered, provided clarifications, answered their various questions. Nikol Pashinyan suggested that the representatives of the families of the missing be included in the interdepartmental working group, which will ensure constant communication on the work being done.

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