YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–On occasion of seventh anniversary of liberation of Shushi and the Day of the Karabakh Army of Defense President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Arkady Ghoukassian honored a group of relatives of fallen heroes by decorating them with orders and medals.
Greeting relatives of the perished fighters–Ghoukassian said: "We would be happy to give all these medals and orders to your husbands–brothers and sons. But there was the war–which was foisted upon us–and we had to defend our homes. Yes–we gained peace and freedom at a high cost–at the cost of lives of your sons–but you should know that their heroism will be never forgotten."
Ghoukassian also said that the families of the perished fighters deserve a better life. "We have difficulties today–but I assure you that the leadership of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic will do its best to improve your and your children’s life," Ghoukassian emphasized.