Hundreds Volunteering to Fight on the Frontlines

People gather on Saturday at the Artsakh Freedom Fighters' Association to enlist
People gather on Saturday at the Artsakh Freedom Fighters' Association to enlist

People gather on Saturday at the Artsakh Freedom Fighters’ Association to enlist

STEPANAKERT—After Azerbaijan launched a massive attack on all fronts of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic late Friday and early Saturday, the Artsakh Freedom Fighters’ Association has been flooded with Karabakh residents wanting to volunteer to go to the frontlines.

Alvaro Shekian, the head of the AFFA told Artsakhpress.am that hundreds of volunteers have already signed up to fight on Saturday.

“We are all ready and waiting for the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Army command, and if the imperative calls, we will immediately head to the frontlines,” said Shekian.

Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Prime Minister Araik Harutyunyan met with the volunteers Saturday and briefed them on the situation at the frontline. He also reassured them that “the Artsakh Defense Army is in complete control of the military situation and has inflicted heavy losses on the Azerbaijani army.”

“I’m glad to see so many people volunteering to fight. All of us will protect the borders of the Motherland if necessary. At this point I urge you to refrain from panic, keeping high the fighting spirit of our people,” said the Prime Minister.

“In my opinion, this is yet another expression of the enemy’s brutality. However, at this time, nothing can salvage them from us. I don’t understand, how many times must they lose for them to understand that they are weak, that they are not fighters and they can’t defeat us,” added Shekian.

“I am saying resolutely that when the time comes we will take part in the fighting. They [the Azerbaijanis] should begin to evacuate the residents of Brada,” explained Shekian, referring to a city on the immediate outskirts of the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border.

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  1. Satenik said:

    My heartfelt commiserations to all our fallen heros and their families. Every loss of life is a great loss for ALL of us wherever we may be. Our army are the most dedicated and proud ,protecting their country and people against a bunch of barbarians! Only we can protect our people and our territories. This is no time to lose heart,I am sure everything one of us would do his/her best to protect our country against the enemy. The enemy must be defeated once and for all! Aliyev must be defeated and his phony country be returned to Iran like it was before.

  2. ZAVEN KNOUNI said:

    WE ARMENIANS HAVE LEARNED ( IN A VERY TRAGIC AND GRAVE WAY DURING THE EVENTS IN 1914-1918) THAT ONLY WE OUR-SELF ARE GOING TO DEFEND AND TO SAFEGUARD OUR MOTHERLAND.
    WE ARE DETERMINED TO FIGHT AND ENGAGE THE ENEMY TO BATTLE HE CHOOSES THAT .
    WE ARE NOT GOING TO STAY STILL OR SURRENDER . THAT IS FINISHED .
    VICTORY FOR THE KARABKH , AND ARMENIAN ARMED FORCES .

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