The participants of the open discussion on Amulsar held in Jermuk on December 15 unanimously rejected the police request to clear the roads leading to Amulsar Gold Mine to clear the road leading to the mine so that Lydian Armenia Company owning the property in Amulsar can assess it. The participants agreed that Lydian Armenia should not be allowed to enter Amulsararea.
Jermuk resident Shirak Buniatyan, a member of Amulsar Without Mine Initiative, said: “According to our information, only equipment belonging to Lydian Armenia remains in the Amulsar area. Last year, winter works were carried out. And now we don't see any sense to launch new winter works." Buniatyan added that they came together today to hear everyone's opinion and make a joint decision. "Let the people here express their position, and let's see how the government views that position," he said.
Gndevaz resident, journalist Tehmineh Yenokyan, journalist, human rights activist Arman Gharibyan, members of the Pan-Armenian National Resilience Ashot Ashotyan and Hrayr Aghinyan, former Jermuk Mayor Ruben Markosyan, member of the Sasna Tsrer movement Gevorg Safaryan and Varuzhan Avetisyan, Armenian Environmental Front Initiative members Levon Galstyan and Ani Khachatryan, Jermuk resident Arthur Arakelyan, Amulsar Without Mine members Tigran Areguni and Haykaz Harutyunyan, "Citizen’s Decision" representative Party Mikayel Hayrapetyan, Yerevan resident Arsineh Navasardyan and others had their words.
Photo by Tehmine Enoqyan
17:25 December 15, 2019