One of the participants of the Battle of Shushi, Rafik Vardanyan, who settled in Kashatagh after the liberation of Artsakh, talks about his participation in the war and the assistance that was provided to him by the With Our Soldiers campaign. One of the treatments he received was a life-saving brain surgery in addition to a procedure on this shoulder, which helped him retain movement in his arm.
The Armenian Youth Federation dedicated 2012 to the Armenian Freedom Fighter (Azadamardik).
As part of our year-long effort, we will be raising money to help assist the medical needs of veterans of the Artsakh war. We will also be raising awareness about the history, key events, figures, and developments in the Artsakh liberation struggle. In addition, we will be lending our support to advocacy efforts aimed at ensuring freedom and security in the region.
With almost daily threats of renewed hostilities from Azerbaijan and regular gunfire across the ceasefire line, it is essential that we honor those who have and continue to fight for the Armenian nation’s freedom.
The time is now for us to stand up together and reinforce Artsakh in the hearts and minds of everyone in our community.