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Mothers of Dead Soldiers Disappointed by Defense Minister’s Speech on Army Day

The parents of soldiers who died during peacetime at various time periods protested in front of the Opera on the 23rd anniversary of the formation of the Armenian Army. Like always, they demanded that the actual conditions and those guilty behind their children’s deaths be discovered. They later entered the Opera building where a concert was taking place dedicated to Army day. The parents entered not for the concert but to hear Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan’s speech, which, as per usual, disappointed them.

Epress.am spoke to Nana Muradyan, the mother of Valery Muradyan who died in 2010, who noted that those soldiers who died in peacetime have been entirely left out of the military leadership’s attention.

“They commemorate and bow down to those who were killed by a Turkish bullet and forget those who were killed by the “internal Turk.” You would think our children hadn't gone to the army. They were soldiers, good soldiers. That’s proven by the awards and incentives given to them during their service. Those children were also protectors of our motherland and were prepared to fight and die protecting this country, but they didn’t let them do that, they killed them,” said Muradyan.

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