STEPANAKERT (Public Radio of Armenia) — President Serzh Sargsyan participated on May 9 in the festive events in Stepanakert and Shushi dedicated to Victory Day, the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Defense Army of Artsakh and liberation of Shushi.
This morning, together with the Artsakh authorities, members of the governmental delegation from Armenia, people of Artsakh and guests, who have arrived to Artsakh to participate in the festivities, at the Revival Square in Stepanakert Serzh Sargsyan marched with the participants of the event to the Stepanakert Memorial and paid tribute to the memory of those who had fallen in the Great Patriotic War and heroes of the Artsakh Liberation War.
In the framework of the festive events, Serzh Sargsyan visited also Shushi and laid flowers at the pedestal of the Memorial and later at Vazgen Sargsyan’s statue paid tribute to his memory. He attended the concert held at the V. Sargsyan Square in Shushi and observed the Town of Arts and Crafts exhibition.
The 25th anniversary of Shushi liberation and the 72nd anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War were also marked in Yerevan.
His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan attended the event at the Victory Park.
They laid flowers at the memorial to the Unknown Soldier and paid tribute to the memory of heroes that fell in the Shushi Liberation War and the Great Patriotic War.