(PanARMENIAN) - Guiding by the necessity to establish order in the republic, Armenian President declared state of emergency on March 1, reads a statement issued by RA armed forces general staff chief, colonel general Seyran Ohanyan.
"I call on the citizens to refrain attempts to circumvent the bans imposed by state of emergency, demonstrate civil consciousness and understanding. I must warn that any attempt to organize or participate in an event banned by the emergency rule will be immediately rebuffed by the army.
"I call not to gather in groups, since the armed forces will have to report to measures provided by the Constitution," the general staff chief said.
On March 1, 2008, Armenia's President declared 2-day state of emergency in compliance of article 55.6 of the RA Constitution (threat to state and population security).