June 28, 2013 - 18:19 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic President
Bako Sahakyan visited Martakert regional center to attend festive
event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Martakert liberation.

In his speech President Sahakyan noted that the liberation of Martakert
"is a big holiday for the entire nation, and it became a reality due
to the best sons of the Armenian people, whose feat would serve as
an example for the generations to come."

The President awarded the "For Service in Battle" medal to a group
of freedom fighters for personal bravery shown in battles.

NKR officials, guests from Armenia and abroad also participated in
the event, reported the Central Information Department at the Artsakh
President's Office.