The pilots Armenian military helicopter shot down near Nagorno-Karabakh on November 12, 2014: Major Sergey Sahakian (L), Lieutenant Azat Sahakian, Senior Lieutenant Sargis Nazarian.

STEPANAKERT — On 22 November President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakian 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.

The remains of these three military servicemen plus some necessary parts of the chopper were removed from the helicopter’s crash site through a special operation by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) armed forces.

The civil funeral rites for the pilots will take place at Surb Sarkis church in Yerevan, on Monday.

According to the preliminary information by Armenia’s Ministry of Defense, the three pilots will be buried at the Yerablur pantheon.

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