ArmInfo. In Armenia, they recall the victims of the April 2016 war. Four years ago, on the night of April 2, the Azerbaijani armed forces carried out large-scale military aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh.
In this regard, early in the morning, the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, accompanied by the Minister of Defense David Tonoyan, visited the Yerablur military pantheon, where they laid flowers at the graves of heroically dead Armenian soldiers and paid tribute to the memory of those who gave their lives for the defense of the Motherland.
The Armenian Prime Minister also laid flowers at the graves of military commander Andranik Ozanyan and the sparapet Vazgen Manukyan, and at the memorial complex that perpetuated the memory of the dead azamartiks (warriors of the liberators).
Note that due to the threat of the spread of the coronavirus, Armenian high-ranking delegations individually made campaigns in "Yerablur".
Armenian President Armen Sargsyan paid tribute to the memory of the victims of the April war. The President was accompanied by former conscript soldiers, his staff Gor Darmanyan and Liparit Melkonyan, as well as an Emergencies Ministry employee Arkady Andreasyan. They distinguished themselves during the service with high combat training and were injured during the fighting.
Recall that on the night of April 2, 2016, the armed forces of Azerbaijan carried out large-scale military aggression against Artsakh. The war was accompanied by war crimes, gross violations of the laws and customs of war, as well as international humanitarian law.
April military operations became the largest after the ceasefire agreement of May 1994. During the fighting from April 2 to 5, all Armenian military units, including artillerymen, tankers and anti-tank units, showed excellent performance.
During intense fighting, the Artsakh Defense Forces destroyed 2 Azerbaijani helicopters attacking the positions of the Armenian side, 26 tanks, as well as 14 drones, 1 BM-21 (Grad) missile and artillery installation, 4 BMP and 1 engineering installation.
During the fighting on the contact line, the Armenian side lost 64 military personnel, 13 volunteers, 4 civilians, more than 120 people were injured, another 9 military personnel died after the cessation of active military operations, from April 13, several died later in hospitals.
Based on the data of the State Department, presented on May 16 in Vienna in the same year, it becomes clear that in addition to 81 losses from the Armenian side, about 270 Azerbaijanis died. At the same time, analysts at the Bellingcat international research group estimate the losses of Baku at 400-500 killed soldiers.