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APRIL LESSONS: ASSESSMENT AND ACTIONS

During the recent military actions the Azerbaijani side has accused us in the use of white phosphorus. This chemical agent is banned by international conventions. However, white phosphorus is not used in the open field. This is a chemical weapon, which is usually used in open fields, or to decommission the equipment, but the enemy “discovered” it in the open field. Probably they wanted to say – Armenia tried to use chemical weapons, but missed.

ON THE "HELICOPTER POSITION"

South-east direction. Morning of April 2. Narek Malkhasyan hits the enemy helicopter Mi-24G by antitank grenade. This episode has divided life, the service of soldiers, serving on the position, into “before” and “after”. It changed also the name of the reference point. Now it is known as “helicopter position”.

ONE ARMENIAN MAN IS WORTH 100 TURKS

On May 23, Rafael Hovhannisyan turned 20. He was recently awarded the Order of “Battle Cross” of 2nd degree. During the four-day war he shot down 3 enemy tanks.

ALTERNATIVE SERVICE: 12 YEARS LATER

As the head of Recruiting Division of Recruiting Department of the RA Military Commissariat, Lieutenant Colonel Gagik Manukyan says, in 12 years the number of people on alternative service, did not exceed 0,1% of the total recruitment, and a tendency of reduction of applications for the passage of such service is noticed.

SASHA HAD TO REACH HOME...

A soldier from the battlefield carried away his dead comrade. Is there a higher heroism in the war than this? It is the main duty of a soldier! Conscript, sergeant Tigran Hakhverdyan is awarded a medal “For Courage” for his feat.

56 SECONDS

Albert Ghazaryan in the finals of the OFS 8th championship had to fight with Azerbaijani Ruslan Muratazov. Albert entered the sports-hall with the flags of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh Republic, accompanied by well-known athletes, in the uniform of the national army.

PAST AND PRESENT – NEXT TO EACH OTHER

For soldiers-liberators the most difficult, the most dangerous years of war at the same time were also the happiest. They always enthusiastically remember those years, miss the war in which they won. Maybe that led them again on the battlefield.