Pashinyan promises to deal with illegally privatized territories
Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that illegally privatized lands will be returned to the state.
The PM said that when he visited Meghri, he was surprised as he learned that there were no free territories. "We learned that some high-ranking officials have privatized all the areas surrounding the free economic zone in Meghri," ARKA cited Pashinyan as saying.
"We politely asked them to return these territories, but they refused. Very well. We considered the matter in details and criminal cases have been opened. It will necessarily be proved that abuses have been committed," the PM noted.
Pashinyan stressed that it doesn't mean that all the privatized territories will be returned to the state, it will be done in illegal privatization cases.