Armenak Urfanyan posthumously awarded Artsakh Hero title

Armenak Urfanyan posthumously awarded Artsakh Hero title

PanARMENIAN.Net - Captain Armenak Urfanyan who died in the Four-Day War in April 2016 has been posthumously awarded the title of the Hero of Artsakh, the highest title in Nagorno Karabakh.

Azerbaijan launched a large-scale military offensive across the entire line of contact with Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh). Clashes that began in the wee hours of April 2 in 2016 lasted four days and were later dubbed the Four-Day War or the April War.

Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan hosted a special ceremony in Stepanakert, Karabakh's capital.

The Hero of Artsakh title "is awarded for exclusive services in the defense of the state, strengthening its economic might, and for creating significant national values."

Junior sergeant Robert Abajyan and sergeant Adam Sahakyan, who also fell in the April War, were awarded the title earlier.

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