TRIBUTE PAID TO THE VICTIMS OF ARTSAKH WAR
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 27, ARMENPRESS: Armenian high-ranking officials,
headed by the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, visited today
`Yerablur’ pantheon to pay tribute to those who died during the
Artsakh war. They put flowers on the tombs of founders of Armenian
Republican Party Ashot Navasardian, Commander Vazgen Sargsyan,
Commander Andranik Ozanian.
Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said that today on the eve
of New Year, headed by the leader of the country, they visited
Yerablur to express their gratitude to `all those fellows who were
killed during the Artsakh war’. `Thanks to their devotion and courage
we live in peaceful conditions, ensure the development of Armenia. We
must remember them. This place -`Yerablur’ has become a holy
place. Visiting it on the eve of New Year we congratulate the New Year
and Christmas of our killed heroes and their families and we remember
them as it is our duty,’ the defense minister said.
According to him, today soldier of the Armenian army serves in
secure conditions. `Our soldiers, divisions, and troops are able to
return to battle-worthy condition in short period of time, pass from
shift to real defense and in case of necessity confront any
encroachments,’ Ohanian assured.
NA Speaker Hovik Abrahamian, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan,
Chairman of the Armenian Constitutional Court Gagik Harutyunian,
Secretary of National Security Council Arthur Baghdasarian, director
of National Security Service Gorik Hakobian, Chief of the Police Alik
Sargsyan and other officials also paid tribute in Yerablur.