Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces, Artak Davtyan, sent a congratulatory message on the 28th anniversary of the Armenian Army.
"The day of the formation of the Armenian Army is the holiday on which we must congratulate all Armenians," the message reads, in particular. “The army is the cornerstone on which our state—the homeland of Armenians worldwide—is built.
The Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia went through a difficult process of formation, starting with the Artsakh [Nagorno-Karabakh] Liberation War and continuing to the present day, but over these years we have had many heroic episodes and occasions of pride.
The army is not only the system, but also the individuals who build and strengthen it.
First and foremost, we never forget the heroism of our fallen heroes, in the origins of the Armenian army.
The Armed Forces of Armenia have no desire to provoke a war, but at any moment it is ready not only to halt any encroachment by the adversary, but also to make it think about the consequences of irreversible losses.
The Armenian Army born from the Artsakh Liberation War is more powerful than ever and is improving every day.”