May 9 marks one of the most glorious holidays of the Armenian nation – the liberation of Shushi, Victory Day and the formation of Karabakh Defense Army, Movses Hakobyan, Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces told the reporters, meantime congratulating the entire Armenian nation on these holidays.
The high-ranking official refrained from touching upon the current problems and shortcomings in the Armenian armed forces. He only noted that the current generation is the worthy successor to the older generation, the same way they are the worthy successor to the Great Patriotic War generation.
Commenting on the reforms made in the army after the April War, Mr. Hakobyan noted that large-scale works have been implemented in the armed forces following the four-day war. Moreover, the fact the currently the situation in the frontline is calm is due to the heroic deeds of the Armenian servicemen and the army reforms.
“The four-day April war was a test to make us ready to face greater battles should the need arise. The adversary tries to inflict a damage to the Armenian soldiers with each passing day and moment, however they do not succeed,” Movses Hakobyan summed up.