PRESIDENT: ARMENIA WILL RETALIATE FOR MURDER OF THREE SOLDIERS
- During election campaign in Armenian city of Stepanavan, President Serzh Sargsyan commented on murder of three conscripts in Tavush Province
"Let no one think it can benefit from the political process ongoing in our country," President Sargsyan said.
"We possess powerful army and will take retaliatory action. Don't think anyone in our country doubts the might of our defense forces," he added.
On April 27, 4:15 am local time VAZ 2107 car belonging to an Armenian serviceman was shelled on the road to the village of Aygepar in Tavush Province of Armenia. As a result the driver and two other servicemen were wounded, Armenian Defense Ministry press service reports.
Despite the measures taken, the two servicemen died on the way to military hospital of Berd town, with another hospitalized.
A criminal case has been instigated under Article 104 of RA Criminal Code. Investigation is under way.
On April 25, ceasefire violation by Azerbaijani armed forces was registered in the north-eastern region of the contact line between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijani side opened fire from various caliber weapons towards the Armenian positions in village of Doveg, Armenia's Tavush province.
The shelling left the local kindergarten and a GAZ-53 truck damaged. Kindergarten students and staff were evacuated for security purposes. As a result of necessary measures by the Armenian armed forces, the Azerbaijani side was forced to stop the shelling.
The ceasefire violation claimed no casualties and wounded.
- 1749 Death of Mkhitar Sebastatsee. He founded the Roman Catholic Mkhitarist Congregation. He was born in 1676.
- 1827 Russian forces lay seige to Fort Yerevan (currently the Armenian Winery building).
- 1849 Students create the "Ararat Union" in Paris.
- 1868 Death of Grigor Aghatonyan in Paris. He was born in 1823.
- 1915 Birth of Hovhannes Shiraz (poet). He died in 1984.
- 1919 In Constantinople, start of the trials of the leaders of the Young Turk government and the central committee members of the "Union and Progress" party.
- 1925 The Science and Art Institute of the Armenian SSR opens in Yerevan.
- 1930 Death of Archbishop Eghisheh Doorian, historian, literary figure, author, and Patriarch of Jerusalem.
- 1931 An earthquake (Richter Scale: 6.3) occurs in Zangezoor and affects a 100 000 sq.km. area. The Monastery of Tatev and other structures on the Tatev highlands and in the valley of the Vorotan River are destroyed.
- 1994 Israel officially condemned the Armenian Genocide as Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Yossi Beilin proclaimed on the floor of the Knesset (the Israeli legislature), in answer to the claims of the Turkish Ambassador, that "It was not war. It was most certainly massacre and genocide, something the world must remember".