Sarkisian, Sahakian Attend Military Exercises

The Artsakh National Armed Forces during Tuesday's military exercises

STEPNAKERT—Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) President Bako Sahakian was joined by President Serzh Sarkisian on Tuesday to observe military exercises by the Artsakh National Armed Forces in the eastern part of the Republic.

After the military exercises the presidents presented with awards to servicemen distinguished during the exercises.

Following the ceremony the two president took part in the opening ceremony of new army barracks.

On Monday, Sarkisian and Sahakian inspected several military units of the Artskakh National Armed Forces.

The two leaders toured a number of units in northeastern Artsakh, where they followed tank artillery exercises, became acquainted with a new command center and took part in the inauguration of St. Gevork Church on one of the military barracks.

On the same day, Sahakian and Sarkisian visited coal mines in the village of Maghavouz and monitored the coal mining efforts in the area.

The two presidents were accompanied by defense ministers of Artsakh and Armenia, as well as other senior officials.

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  1. Simon Dedeyan said:

    War and Peace:

    We have to be ready to start the war.
    With Azeri-Turkish nomads war may bring only the peace.
    And, we have to be the first to start the war, before the enemy starts it.
    We are already in war conditions, and the enemy declares the war almost evryday.

    To make short and efficient we have to start the first, as Israel didl in 1955.
    Vahan Vanagan

  2. Vahan Vanagan said:

    War and Peace:

    We have to be ready to start the war.
    With Azeri-Turkish nomads war may bring only the peace.
    And, we have to be the first to start the war, before the enemy starts it.
    We are already in war conditions, and the enemy declares the war almost evryday.

    To make short and efficient we have to start the first, as Israel didl in 1955.
    Vahan Vanagan

  3. Shane said:

    Amazing makes me proud to be Armenian

    As far as I know Artsakh hasn’t got Oil….. however God gives the oil only to……dictators….you know

  4. Fact said:

    It is time that Arstakh formally to apple to UN to b recognize as a member, even having a observer status
    We have to learn from past mistakes! Every single village in Arstakh should have tanks and every Sigel person (including WOMEN) should be trained using weapon.

    • www.Voskanapat.info said:

      Yep, and the biggest past mistake was to rely on UN, “international community” and the rest of the imperialist smoke and mirrors.

      What would we gain from that “observer status”? Who cares about it? There are plenty of dysfunctional UN member states who cannot and would not protect their own population. Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan to name a few.

      Artsakh is FINE without their recognition. It’s even better this way for a small country forced to defend itself from the international BIG OIL & GAS mafia.

      UN charter SPECIFICALLY and EXPLICITLY confirms that a country DOES NOT have to be a member state of this organization to exist.

      A state is independent when it can control its borders, has a functioning government and civil institutions. If imperialists and their client states recognize Somalia and do not recognize Artsakh it must be a good sign!!

      Again, recognition will not protect Artsakhtsi from Azeri Turk aggression. We already had that experience – maximum they would do is to burp out another toothless resolution calling on “all sides” to halt the hostilities.

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