In November 2019, Civilnet published an investigation alleging that some shareholders of Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine were linked to former Armenian Ambassador to the Holy See Michael Minasyan's surroundings and former National Security Service (NSS) Director Arthur Vanetsyan's cousins.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, referring to this issue during the press conference in Kapan held on January 25, 2020, said that Armenian law enforcement agencies are investigating the affiliation between Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine owners and officials.
“It seems like the press has written something like this. I will not hide the fact that as soon as such information has been spread I have been instructed to verify it. And if that happens, there may be some corruption risks. At this moment I can say nothing more. We have some versions, some preliminary information, which are not at the level we are going to publish now,” Pashinyan said.
17:57 January 26, 2020