RA Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan responded to the post of Artur Grigoryan, former Head of Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection, regarding the Amulsar project. On his Facebook page, Avinyan wrote:
“I read former Head of Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Arthur Grigoryan's post that my entire office, as well as the Prime Minister's staff, were dedicated to paving ways for Amulsar, and most importantly, they were trying to organize this process with the 'hands' of Arthur Grigoryan. During his short office holding as the Head of Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection, he manifested himself as a person with no professional knowledge and skills required for that position. Due to his mistake and senseless persistence, Lydian filed a lawsuit, which is still under investigation.
Due to his mistake and senseless persistence, Lydian filed a lawsuit, which is still in the trial. Thus, according to the examination of Amulsar carried out by Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection in 2018, new circumstances have emerged in the face of the Apollo butterfly and 'Acantholimon caryophyllaceum Boiss' plant. That is to say, in the case of the Sevan water basin, as well as the risks for the waters of Jermuk, which are repeatedly reported, the inspection body detects butterflies and plants. According to Arthur Grigoryan, this would give an opportunity to further suspend the company's activities. Further research reveals that Apollo butterfly does not reside at such altitudes, and even if found there, he could only be a "tourist" there. 'Acantholimon caryophyllaceum Boiss' plant has more than 100 species and only 2 species are listed in the Red Book. Well you can already guess that what Arthur Grigoryan discovered was not the type listed in the Red Book.
The Prime Minister's staff had suggested that the inspection body to overturn its act.
The decision was not overturned, and Lydian filed an administrative complaint against the inspection body, the appeal was also rejected by the inspection body, and the case is now being heard in court. And the allegations of corruption in the government are so absurd and groundless that I don't even want to address them.”
20:11 August 20, 2019