On 2 April, at the Holy Savior Church in Batumi, pastor of the Armenian Diocese of Georgia, Fr. Priest Ararat Gumbalyan performed a Requiem Service in memory of the Armenian soldiers killed during the four-day war unleashed by Azerbaijan on 2 April 2016, reported the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia to Hayern Aysor.
After the Requiem Service, representatives of the Consulate General of the Republic of Armenia, members of the Armenian community and community organizations laid flowers near the cross-stone placed in the churchyard.
Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Batumi Yeghishe Sargsyan and Fr. Priest Ararat Gumbalyan gave speeches in which they condemned Azerbaijan’s aggression.
The Consul General particularly emphasized that Armenian soldiers responded to Azerbaijan’s large-scale attack by sacrificing their lives, retaliating the adversary and preventing crimes against the people of Artsakh. The Consul General stated that, during the four-day war, Armenians around the world clearly showed their unbreakable will to unite and show resistance in times of danger.
Yeghishe Sargsyan also emphasized the Armenian side’s consistent position on the exclusively peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.