Nikol Pashinyan, the Armenian subsidiary of Russian Railways malpractice is discovered for $60 million
CJSC “South Caucasus railway” (SCR — 100-percentage “daughter” RZD) discovered misuse of $60 million in an interview with “Kommersant” told the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinian.
Mr. Pashinyan said that he had discussed the situation in the company during the negotiations with President of Russia Vladimir Putin, held in Moscow on 8 September.
“I told them what happened, why it happened. I can say that in this matter I have, the Armenian government has the full support of the President of Russia. We will cooperate in this sphere, in other spheres, to avoid abuse in the Russian companies, which operate in Armenia. We agreed that, with regard to the rule of law, fight against corruption, can not be interpreted as anti-Russian action” — said “Kommersant” the Armenian Prime Minister.
On August 15, UKUR were searched. Press Secretary of the company Vardan Aloyan told TASS on criminal case on suspicion of tax evasion in the amount of 9.7 million drams ($19 million).
Nikol Pashinyan said “Kommersant” that amount is much greater. “There is, to my knowledge, prior, abuse somewhere in the $60 million,” he explained.