January 28, 2019 - 13:03 AMT
Artsakh President credits Armenian army as guarantor of freedom

Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) President Bako Sahakyan on Monday, January 28 sent a congratulatory letter to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to congratulate him on the Day of the Armenian Army.

"The victorious Armenian Army is our nation's pride, the main guarantor of our freedom and security, one of the key factors of maintaining peace and stability in the region," Sahakyan said.

"We honor our heroic army, all our martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our homeland, brave soldiers whose unshakable will, courage and selflessness keep the borders of our native country firm."

The Republic of Armenia celebrates Army Day January 28. In 1991, by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, the State Defense Committee at the Council of Ministers was established, and on December 5, by order of the President of Armenia, Vazgen Sargsyan was appointed Minister of Defense. On January 28, 1992, a historic decision was made “On the Defense of the Republic of Armenia”, thereby announcing the creation of the Armenian National Army.