Artsakh Defense Minister, Commander of the Defense Army, Major-General Karen Abrahamyan addressed a congratulatory message on the independence day of the Artsakh Republic, the defense ministry reported.
The independence of Artsakh, as a pan-Armenian value, united all Armenians for the defense of the young state. Karen Abrahamyan
STEPANAKERT, SEPTEMBER 2, ARTSAKHPRESS: “Dear compatriots, on September 2, 1991, the people of Artsakh chose the path to build their future in the conditions of independent statehood. Despite the fact that the procedures for organizing the independent referendum were strictly in accordance with the requirements of the legislation of collapsing Soviet Union from legal terms, Azerbaijan opposed the democratic expression of will of Artsakh-Armenians by launching a large-scale military aggression against the newly-independent state.
The independence of Artsakh, as a pan-Armenian value, united all Armenians for the defense of the young state. In parallel with the military operations, Artsakh’s public administration system and defense army were formed by the support of Armenia and the Diaspora”, the letter says.
Karen Abrahamyan extended congratulations on this day, stating that free and independent Artsakh is the pride of all Armenian people. The Defense Minister noted that they, military officials, will do everything to protect the Armenian people’s right to live freely and independently in their own homeland.