STEPANAKERT — On 16 January Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakian partook in a meeting of the Defense Army’s Military Council dedicated to summing up the activities carried out in 2014 activities and the 2015 action plan, Central Information Department of the Office of the NKR President reported.

In his speech the President touched upon the process of army building, emphasized the achievements and existing problems. The President evaluated the activities carried out in 2014 as satisfactory. Bako Sahakian underlined that the tasks the Defense Army are solving have always been among the most significant and pivotal directions for the state.

Speaking about the action plan for this year, the President put a special emphasis on the saturation of the 2015 political agenda with important nationwide and state events that require additional alertness and readiness also on the part of the armed forces, noting that in such periods rude ceasefire violations and attempts to destabilize the situation have become the basic foundations of the enemy’s policy.

According to President Sahakian, the aggressor should always know that “we are stronger, more courageous and will give a worthy response to any encroachment against our independence, security and dignity.”

The Head of the State gave concrete instructions to the defense minister and the supreme command staff of the Defense Army to solve the existing problems on a proper level.

Defense Minister of the Republic of Armenia Seyran Ohanian and other officials partook in the consultation.

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