Armenia’s defense minister pays homage to fallen Cypriot soldiers for independence

Armenpress News Agency , Armenia
 Wednesday


Armenia's defense minister pays homage to fallen Cypriot soldiers for
independence



YEREVAN, 31 MAY, ARMENPRESS. On the sidelines of the official visit to
Cyprus, Armenia’s defense minister Vigen Sargsyan laid a wreath at the
‘Filakizmena mnimata’ – (Φυλακισμένα Μνήματα) monument on May 30.

The monument is dedicated to the Cypriot heroes who were sentenced to
death by the British leadership on the island during the 1955-1959
national-liberation struggle.

The monument is located in the territory of Nicosia’s central prison,
where the fallen heroes are buried.

Minister Vigen Sargsyan paid tribute to the memory of the fallen
fighters and left a note in the honorary guest book, the defense
ministry told ARMENPRESS.

On May 30, the Armenian defense minister also laid a wreath at the
monument in Nicosia’s military pantheon, which is dedicated to the
memory of the fallen Cypriot soldiers who died during the subsequent
military operations as the Turkish army invaded Cyprus in 1974.

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