YEREVAN — 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. Sarkis Church in Yerevan’s Nor-Nor district.

The President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sarkisian, Prime Minister Armenia Hovik Abrahamian, Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan, MPs, members of the Government and
other high ranking officials were present at the requiem service.

“[Major] Sergey [Sahakyan] was an excellent person, with high intellect. Lieutenant Sargis Ghazaryan was a very clever young man as well. He graduated from the higher flying school with honors. And Lieutenant Azat Sahakyan dreamt of taking part in military exercises.” Stated Major Vachagan Stepanyan

On Tuesday, the Armenian pilots’ bodies will be transported to the Yerablur pantheon and buried with full military honors.

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