The photo above picturing NSS agents is not from today’s operation and doesn’t concern the given story.
YEREVAN, JUNE 16, National security service (NSS) agents are carrying out “special operations” in the city of Vagharshapat, aka Ejmiatsin, NSS spokesman Samson Galstyan told ARMENPRESS.
“I can now confirm that actions are underway in Ejmiatsin [Vagharshapat]. They [actions] aren’t only in the house of [general]Manvel Grigoryan. Additional information will be provided later,” he said.
In addition, ARMENPRESS corresponded in Vagharshapat has noticed NSS agents outside the home of Arthur Asatryan in the morning.
Manvel Grigoryan is a politician who is the chairman of the board of the Yerkrapah Volunteer Union. He serves as a Member of Parliament in the Republican faction. His son is the mayor of Vagharshapat.
Arthur Asatryan, aka Don Pipo, is a well-known businessman from the city who is residing in Italy.
National security agents detain prominent businessman Arthur Asatryan, aka Don Pipo
National security service (NSS) agents have detained Arthur Asatryan, the Italy-based Armenian businessman aka Don Pipo, in Ejmiatsin (Vagharshapat) city.
Footage of the Armenian A1+ channel shows Asatryan being taken away in an NSS car outside a mansion in Ejmiatsin.
NSS spokesperson Samson Galstyan commented on the video in an interview to ARMENPRESS, saying: “You see what you see. I can only confirm that the work continues, we will issue a statement when it is finished.”