During the press release Robert Kocharyan's lawyer Aram Orbelyan touched upon the statement of Sasun Khachatryan, RA Special Investigative Service, regarding the allocation of money from the private funds to the soldiers, at which he presented the document of the RA Ministry of Defense. Aram Orbelyan, referring to this circumstance, was bewildered how the money from the private funds could be distributed by the Official Ministry of Defense.
In this regard, it is necessary to state that only the fact that these amounts were allocated with the marks made on the RA MoD forms still does not mean that they were state funds. The fact that these funds have not been the budget or extra-budgetary means of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia has been communicated to the RA Special Investigation Service by the official letter of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia dated 26.09.2018.
A copy of the note is available in the file sent to the court, so it is also accessible to the defense, including Aram Orbelyan (Volume 36, n. 95):
Taking into consideration the above-mentioned, it remains only to assume that Orbelyan has not gotten acquainted with the materials of the criminal case, or deliberately attempts to present distorted facts on the criminal case, so we urge him to choose his defense tactics and refrain from doing so.