Military service and combat duty processes have been observed

24 September, 2016
Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan held a working visit on September 24th, to one of the military bases located in the southeastern portion of the state border. The aim of the visit was to personally observe the military service and combat duty procedures.

Seyran Ohanyan examined the reliability of defensive and engineering structures, and the works aimed at enhancing and furnishing of tactical positions and structures. The living conditions of soldiers carrying out combat duty on the front line, as well as food quality and variety were also in the center of attention of the head of the defense administration.

On the same day, Seyran Ohanyan visited the relatives of Andranik Zohrabyan, who fell during the April combat operations, receiving a "Combat Cross" medal of the first degree. Expressing his gratitude for the warm reception, and congratulating Andranik's relatives on occasion of the 25th anniversary of the declaration of independence, Seyran Ohanyan expressed his support for the family of the fallen soldier, and stated that the Ministry of Defense is always prepared to aid the family members of all servicemen,however possible.

During the informal meeting, Andranik's father reminisced of his son and the titles awarded to him before embarking on military service. Atom Zohrabyan simultaneously expressed his assurances that he is prepared to fill the defensive ranks if the need arises.