Head of EU Delegation to Armenia Andrea Wiktorin expressed condolences on the deaths of 15 Armenian military servicemen in a fire in Gegharkunik.
"On behalf of the EU Delegation, I express my deep condolences for the tragic loss of lives of Armenian servicemen due to the fire in Azet. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones. We wish a speedy recovery to the injured ones," she wrote on Twitter.
On January 19 at about 01:30 a.m. a fire broke out in the shelter of engineer-sapper company of the N-th military unit of the Defense Ministry of Armenia, located in the village Azat of Gegharkunik province. According to preliminary information, 15 servicemen died as a result of the fire. A criminal case was instigated and the commander of the second army corps and other officials were dismissed.