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Video: Combat Brotherhood’s Hrant Ter-Abrahamyan Denies Any Involvement With Police Station Attack

Combat Brotherhood’s Hrant Ter-Abrahamyan Denies Any Involvement With Police Station Attack

EXCLUSIVE: Today in Armenia, The Armenian Report's correspondent, alongside members of the Combat Brotherhood (Martakan Yeghbayrutyun), had plans to travel to Voskepar village in the Tavush Province. Traveling in separate vehicles, their journey was abruptly halted when police authorities were instructed to stop all vehicles headed to Voskepar. A total of 50 individuals were detained on suspicion of transporting weapons to Tavush villages, though no weapons were recovered.

As members of the group, their supporters, and a couple of media personnel were being detained, chaos unfolded in Yerevan when three gunmen stormed a police station. Media outlets swiftly speculated that the gunmen were affiliated with the Combat Brotherhood group.

The Armenian Report conducted an exclusive interview with historian and political analyst Hrant Ter-Abrahamyan, a member of the Combat Brotherhood, who vehemently denied any involvement in the police station attack.

"All our boys have been free for a long time now. Neither Norki nor any other Yerevan departments have any members of the (Martakan Yeghbayrutyun) Combat Brotherhood at the moment, nor in front of the building as they wrote. Our organization is never going to take any illegal steps, let alone engage in armed action in Yerevan," Ter-Abrahamyan emphasized.

The Combat Brotherhood (Martakan Yeghbayrutyun) emerged after the 2020 war, comprising veterans and participants of the war. The group formed in response to concerns over Armenia's sovereignty and resistance against any capitulation. However, tensions escalated recently when police intervened in their activities in Verin Voskepar, where the group conducted military training for locals. Nearly two weeks ago, police officers arrived in the area and informed the members and trainees that the territory did not belong to them, instructing them to vacate the premises. They emphasized the safety concerns associated with remaining in the area.

In the aftermath, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan visited the region, asserting that the villages do not belong to Armenia and advocating for surrender to Azerbaijan.

Despite today's detainments, no evidence of weapons transfer was uncovered, leaving many questions unanswered in Armenia's evolving political landscape.


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