New Year Congratulatory Address of Major General Samvel Karapetyan

Dear compatriots,

A few hours later we will say goodbye to 2019. The year during which we continued to build and develop our Motherland. At such times it is customary to recap what has been accomplished in the past 365 days and to guide further actions.

The passing year was not just another period for the Union of Artsakh Freedom Fighters. It has been rich both in victories and accomplishments, as well as challenges and difficulties. Due to our joint efforts, we have been able to ensure a continuous process for the fulfilment of our national and individual goals, and the most important of all this is the peaceful and secure life of the two independent Armenian states.

I am confident that the participants of the war will continue to make their worthy contribution to the truly significant process of preserving and strengthening the Armenian identity and, if necessary, by joining the ranks of the Armenian Army, will do their utmost to keep our country’s defence intact in the coming year as well.

On behalf of the Administration of the Union of Artsakh Freedom Fighters and myself personally I convey my congratulations to the families of perished freedom fighters and servicemen, to all our veterans. I take pleasure to congratulate you, dear people of Artsakh, the world-spread Armenians, our sisters and brothers in Mother Armenia and the Diaspora. May 2020 be a year of peace, self-affirmation, and new achievements for each of us.

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!