General Hayk Kotanjian attends celebration of 80th anniversary of Arkady Ter Tadevosyan
YEREVAN, JULY 9, ARMENPRESS. The celebration of the 80th anniversary of MajGen Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan, Hero of Artsakh, known by “Komandos” and “Mountain Fox” military nicknames covered with martial glory, was marked in Gyumri. ARMENPRESS reports Professor Hayk Kotanjian, LtGen (ret), Doctor of Political Science, Honorary President, Political Science Association of Armenia, also attended the event.
Kotanjian highlighted that the decision by the leadership of Nagorno-Karabakh to time the victory in Shushi to the Victory Day over the German fascism, 9 May, gave a special meaning to this brilliant victory in May 1992.
In his speech at the former Leninakan (Gyumri) Garrison Officers’ House of the Soviet Army, General Hayk Kotanjian, apart from the glorious achievements of the national liberation movement of the Armenian people, emphasized the extremely important role of the mutual security of Armenia, Russia and Artsakh, the centuries-old Armenian-Russian brotherhood of arms currently secured by the stationing of the 102nd Russian Military Base in Gyumri, and the joint Armenian-Russian provision of border security for the Republic of Armenia.
General Kotanjian concluded his speech by appraising the valuable contribution of the Republic of Armenia along with its brotherly Republic of Artsakh to ensuring peace and security in our highly explosive region via balanced military and military-political cooperation with its key estimable allies and partners – the Russian Federation, the CSTO, as well as the USA, and NATO.