Ohanyan: volunteers turned Artsakh fight into a patriotic war

Ohanyan: volunteers turned Artsakh fight into a patriotic war

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan spoke at the 9th meeting of Yerkrapah Volunteer Union.

He said that volunteer troops honorably protected our homeland’s security until a regular army was formed. “Volunteers were the decisive power due to which Artsakh war turned into a patriotic war,” Ohanyan stressed.

Defense Minister mentioned the role of the former defense minister and prime minister of Armenia Vazgen Sargsyan in unification of volunteer troops and establishment of the army.

Speaking about the feat of Yerkrapah during Artsakh war, Minister Ohanyan said that nobody and nothing is forgotten.

Yerkrapah Volunteer Union

Yerkrapah Volunteer Union was established in 1993. It currently comprises over 10 thous. members, majority of whom are veterans of Artsakh national liberation struggle.

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