Armenian army’s corps commander, senior officers sacked after fire killed 15 soldiers

Baku, January 19, AZERTAC

The commander of Armenia’s 2nd Army Corps and other senior officers were terminated on Thursday after a fire in barracks killed more than a dozen soldiers, local media reported, according to Anadolu Agency.
The country’s President Vahagn Khachaturyan signed a decree, dismissing Maj. Gen. Vahram Grigoryan, four colonels, two lieutenant colonels and two lieutenants.
The motion to terminate the officers was submitted by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Earlier, at least 15 Armenian soldiers were killed and three others injured after a fire broke out in military barracks in the Azat village of eastern Gegharkunik province.
Preliminary investigation, according to authorities, indicates that the fire broke out after gasoline was used to heat the premises.


World 2023-01-19 15:56:00