Defense Minister Ohanyan Visits Armenia’s Northeastern Border
YEREVAN (Armenpress)—Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan visited one of the military units located in the northeastern border of Armenia on Tuesday, August 9.
Ohanyan acquainted with the social conditions and the organization of the military service of the military unit, press service of the Ministry announced.
The Defense Minister followed the military trainings of the servicemen and encouraged the best servicemen with symbolic gifts, also visiting military positions of the frontline and met the servicemen and the officers while on their military duty.
During a press conference, he summarized the achievements of the Armenian Armed forces acquired during the first half of 2016 academic year, also referring to conclusions drawn after the April four-day war, as well as the military cooperation with allied and partner states.
Ohanyan presented the newly appointed commander of the 2nd Army Corps, Colonel Davit Manukyan, to the Commanders during the ceremony held in Vardenis Cultural Center, press service of the Ministry said.
Manukyan said it is a great honor for him to take over this post and ensured the Army Corps Commanders will continue serving for the benefit of the National Army with the same devotion.
The former commander of the 2nd Army Corps, Mayor-General Poghos Poghosyan expressed gratitude to the staff and the representatives of local government bodies for the joint works and cooperation.
At the end of the ceremony, Ohanyan expressed appreciation regarding the level of preparedness of the Corps commanders and the units and that he was confident the Corps units will continue fulfilling their military tasks completely and with joint efforts.
The commanders of the volunteer squads and a number of soldiers, who have participated in the April military operations, were hosted in the Armenian Defense Ministry’s administrative complex on August 10, press service of the Ministry said.
“During our modern history we have managed to create a state, army, security system and to make the Armenian army the core for security provision and for us to be united across it. The elimination of operations unleashed against the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic in early April is evidence that the Defense Army is fulfilling its military tasks. But when the Army is being united with military friends, volunteers, it becomes stronger, more powerful and establishes a great base for forming the future security system,” Ohanyan said.
The volunteers said that during the April events, they had the same feelings and emotions, but they stated that there are more powerful soldiers with high spirit in the military. The volunteers said this fact encourages the younger generation to defend the Motherland at any cost.
At the end of the meeting, Ohanyan awarded dozens of volunteers with medals for their input on ensuring the Artsakh people’s security.