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Armenia marks 25th anniversary of independence with military parade

Source: Asbarez | Thursday, 22 September 2016
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Armenia marked the 25th anniversary of Independence with a military parade

Armenia marked the 25th anniversary of Independence with a military parade

Thousands gather to celebrate Armenia's Independence at a military parade in Republic Squate

Thousands gather to celebrate Armenia’s Independence at a military parade in Republic Squate

Armenia showcased its newly acquired Iskander missile system during the parade

Armenia showcased its newly acquired Iskander missile system during the parade

YEREVAN—The 25th anniversary of Armenia’s Independence was marked by a sprawling military parade in the nation’s capital, with hundreds of Armed Forces troops marching on Republic Square. The parade also provided an opportunity for Armenia to showcase new missiles.

During the parade on Wednesday, the Armenian Armed Forces showcased, for the first time, Iskander tactical missiles and other advance military hardware recently acquired from Russia, with President Sarkisian hailing Armenia’s prowess by saying, “We have the power to defend our freedom and our rights. This parade is a testimony to that strength.”

Asbarez will provide more coverage of Independence festivities in Armenia in future editions.




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