FLOWERS HAVE BEEN PUT ON THE MONUMENTS OF VICTIMS OF WAR IN AFGHANISTAN AND WORLD WAR II
Oct 7, 2009
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 7, ARMENPRESS: On the occasion of the 20th anniversary
of withdrawal of the Soviet Union troops from Afghanistan Armenian
Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian, members of the Council coordinating
the veterans of Afghanistan war put today flowers to the monuments
to the victims of war in Afghanistan and the World War II.
S. Ohanian told journalists that on the occasion of the jubilee
numerous events are organized in the CIS states which are supervised
by the council coordinating the union.
"There is a necessity of organization of such events. We once more
commemorate our friends having taken part in the war in Afghanistan. We
must pick up all the political and military lessons from the war in
Afghanistan," S. Ohanian said.
Today the session of the council of coordination of the veterans of
war in Afghanistan of CIS member states was held in Yerevan which,
according to S. Ohanian "encourages and brings the veterans of war
in Afghanistan closer to each other".
Before the session head of the coordinating council Ruslan Aushev
noted that the agenda includes the issue of support to the veterans
"We must discuss projects and clarify all those steps with which we
can assist the veterans. We must assist them in health care and social
issues. There is a necessity to combine the efforts towards searching
the lost in the war. All the CIS states have wish to support but not
all of them have the opportunity," R. Aushev said.
According to Head of "Union of Afghanistan Veterans" in Armenia Armen
Mkhitarian the council greatly supports the veterans by providing
them wheelchairs, means to solve the health issues. There are 3700
veterans of war in Afghanistan as well as 400 officers.
During the session on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of
withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Afghanistan Armenian Defense
Minister Seyran Ohanian awarded 18 veterans with Marshal Baghramian
and Admiral Isak today evening the participants of the council will
visit Armenian historical-cultural places.