Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan held an award ceremony on occasion of the Victory Holiday, the Day of the NKR Defense Army and the Liberation of Shoushi.
President Sahakyan congratulated the attendees of the event and handed in the awards.
In his speech, the President said that during the Great Patriotic War our grandfathers and fathers through their heroism and feats created the image of the Motherland’s brave protectors that has been accompanying and will still bring up many generations to come. The President characterized the formation of the Defense Army and the Liberation of Shoushi as the cornerstone of the Republic’s victories.
Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, Chairman of the NKR National Assembly Ashot Ghoulyan, NKR Prime Minister Ara Haroutyunyan, members of political parties and non-governmental organizations, veterans of the Great Patriotic and Artsakh Liberation Wars, other officials, guests from Armenia and Diaspora attended the ceremony, Central Information Department at NKR President’s Office reported.