Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
Minister of Defense of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan met with the teaching staff and students of John Kirakosian School in Yerevan, Tuesday.
"A usual frontline subdivision of 9 men threw back two groups of Azerbaijan's special services comprising nearly 30 men. It is a true heroism, isn't it?" the minister said in his speech.
To recall, Azerbaijani subversive groups attempted to penetrate into the combat positions of the NKR Defense Army in the area of Jraberd, the northeast of contact line of the Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces, on Jan 19-20 night, according to the Arstakh Defense Ministry. The attempts of subversive action were prevented. Junior Sergeant Armen Hovhannissyan was killed in the crossfire. Hovhannissyan was posthumously awarded with Medal For Bravery.
Afterwards, on Jan 20-21 the enemy intensively fired at the positions of the NKR Defense Army along the line of contact.