Suren Papikyan visited army corp 2

21 January, 2023 15:30
On January 21, RA Minister of Defence Suren Papikyan, accompanied by Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, First Deputy Minister of Defence, Major General Edward Asryan and high-ranking military personnel, visited army unit 2.
After honoring the memory of the servicemen who died in the fire on January 19 with a minute of silence, sharing the heavy grief of the loss, and sending condolences to the relatives and family members of the servicemen, the Minister of Defence introduced the newly appointed commander of the army corp, Colonel Garegin Poghosyan, to the command staff of the army corp.

Then the Minister of Defence visited the scene of the tragic incident, the fire that broke out in the shelter of the engineer-sapper battalion. The Chief of the Military Police of the RA Ministry of Defence, Major General Ashot Zakaryan presented some details regarding the incident to the Minister of Defence. The head of the defence department assured that all the issues and circumstances of the case will be fully clarified in the course of case. The Minister of Defence instructed the heads of the responsible departments to pay close attention to the rules of fire safety in order to completely exclude similar cases.

Suren Papikyan also visited the construction sites for the construction of modular barracks, gave appropriate instructions to carry out the construction of the barracks properly and within the specified time.