Armenian Armed Forces and Artsakh Defense Forces Recover the Bodies of 3 Soldiers Killed by Azerbaijan in the Helicopter Incident
Monday, 24 November 2014 20:57
On November 12, 2014, in a blatant act of aggression, Azerbaijan shot down a Mi-24 helicopter of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic which was conducting a training flight.
The civil funeral for the three pilots of the MI-24 helicopter downed by the Azerbaijani armed forces – Major Sergey Sahakyan, Senior Lieutenant Sargis Nazaryan and Lieutenant Azat Sahakyan – was held at the St. Sargis Church in Yerevan's Nor-Nor district.
They will be laid to rest at Yerablur military pantheon according to the military ritual.
On 22 November President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan signed a decree, posthumously awarding "For Courage" medals to major Sergey Sahakyan, senior lieutenant Sargis Nazaryan, lieutenant Azat Sahakyan , crew members of the NKR Air Forces Mi-24 helicopter downed during a training flight as a result of ceasefire violation by Azerbaijani armed forces.
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