Arayik Harutyunyan: Today Shushi is in captivity again
Dear veterans of the Great Patriotic and Artsakh Liberation Wars,
Respected generals, officers, and soldiers of the Defense Army,
During the Great Patriotic War, our ancestors, along with other peoples of the Soviet Union, fought selflessly against fascism, the greatest evil against mankind. We are proud that Artsakh has also had a significant contribution to carving the victory, every third of its population went to the front, giving numerous heroes of the USSR, marshals, admirals, and commanders.
The future generations continued the heroic traditions of their ancestors, building a regular army from volunteer groups 30 years ago, successfully carrying out the military operation in Shushi, and liberating the ancient Armenian fortress town.
These days the security of Artsakh is ensured by the Russian peacekeeping contingent together with our Defense Army. We are deeply grateful to our friends for being by the people of Artsakh and for supporting us in every way.
On behalf of the authorities of the Artsakh Republic and on my own behalf I extend my heartfelt congratulations on these precious and cherished holidays and pay my respects to the memory of all our martyrs who dedicated their lives to the defense of the Motherland, to their families and relatives. For the sake of the sacred memory of our heroic grandfathers, fathers, and sons, and for the sake of the generations to come, Artsakh must always be Armenian and impregnable.
Eternal honor and glory to all the devotees of the Motherland!