The flag of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic in Stepanakert. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the "Caucasian Knot"

03 September 2019, 11:29

On Republic Proclamation Day, Stepanakert holds weapon exhibition

A procession, laying flowers, concerts, fireworks, as well as an exhibition of weapons and military equipment were held in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) on the 28th anniversary of the proclamation of the republic. The authorities declared that defence of the borders, improving citizens' social status and economy developing are now the main goals.

On September 2, the NKR marks the Republic Proclamation Day. The self-proclaimed republic should unite with Armenia, the local residents interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe.

The independence of Artsakh (the historical name of the NKR, – note of the "Caucasian Knot") had been a cherished dream of many generations, and today it is a reality, Ararat Mirzoyan, the Speaker of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia, believes.

An exhibition of upgraded military equipment and weapons, including those manufactured in the NKR, was held in the capital, Stepanakert. Karen Abramyan, the Minister of Defence, has stated that "the NKR's Defence Army remains the guarantor of republic's security."

Armenia is grossly violating the norms and principles of the international law, which seriously undermines the efforts to settle the Karabakh conflict by peaceful means. This was stated by Leyla Abdullaeva, the head of the press service of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), in her comment on the visit of the Armenian delegation to Stepanakert, the "Sputnik Azerbaijan" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 3, 2019 at 00:48 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Alvard Grigoryan; Source: CK correspondent

All news

September 18, 2019 19:01

  • NAC reports details of CTO in Chegem

    In Chegem, two persons who were plotting a terror act, were killed a shootout, while no law enforcers were injured, the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) reported. The killed suspects were members of a banned terrorist organization, reported a source from the law enforcement bodies of Kabardino-Balkaria.

September 18, 2019 18:58

September 18, 2019 18:46

  • NAC reports prevention of terror act in Dagestan

    A detained supporter of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation, manufactured a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) while he was plotting a terror act in Dagestan, the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) reported.

September 18, 2019 16:17

  • Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation's balance exceeds Chechnya's reserve by over 8 times

    In 2018, the Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation increased its assets due to donations up to 3.68 billion roubles. The amount exceeds the official reserve funds of the Chechen Republic by more than 8 times. Meanwhile, the Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation, which owns large Chechen enterprises, showed zero income from entrepreneurial activity.

September 18, 2019 16:12

  • "Musavat" Party activist Abulfaz Sadygbeili interrogated in Azerbaijan

    On September 17, Abulfaz Sadygbeili, an activist of the "Musavat" Party, serving his suspended sentence, was summoned and interrogated at the General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan for two hours as a witness. Abulfaz Sadygbeili compared the situation with the case earlier instituted against him when he was first questioned as a witness, then charged and arrested.

News archive