The 25th anniversary of Shushi liberation and the 72nd anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War were marked in Yerevan.
His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan attended the event at the Victory Park.
They laid flowers at the memorial to the Unknown Soldier and paid tribute to the memory of heroes that fell in the Shushi Liberation War and the Great Patriotic War.
Following a military parade the Catholicos and the Prime Minister had dinner with veterans.
Karen Karapetyan congratulated all veterans and freedom fighters and wished them robust health.
“Any victory is important in state-building process. As a civilian, as Prime Minister, I want to stress that we, as civilians, have a debt before the Armed Forces, which we can never pay. The maximum we can do is to succeed on the economic domain to advance the victories,” PM Karen Karapetyan stressed.