On May 20 President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan visited the village of Patara in Askeran region and partook in a solemn ceremony of opening of the memorial to perished freedom fighters.
In his speech the President stressed the importance of construction of such monuments perpetuating the memory of heroes killed for the sake of independence and freedom of the Motherland and thanked all those who contributed to the implementation of this patriotic initiative.
Bako Sahakyan noted that the residents of the Patara village, who devotedly fought in all the fronts of Artsakh and demonstrated themselves as brave and courageous fighters, today continue to serve in the Defense Army. He expressed confidence that the residents of the village would continue to live and work with the same vigor to the glory of the state and nation.
The President handed in state awards and valuable gifts to a group of Artsakh Liberation War veterans, Central Information Department of the Office of the NKR President reported.