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Captured Armenian cleric admits his forced involvement in Karabakh clashes

31 October 2020 [14:01] - TODAY.AZ


It became known that one of the Armenian soldiers captured during the hostilities is a religious figure, Trend reports.

The captured religious leader, Pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Armenian Gumri city Hovsep Araratovich Sahakyan himself said this.

“I was forcibly involved in hostilities,” said the pastor.

In October, I received a summons from the military commissariat to participate in the battles. As a religious minister, I refused to fight in the Azerbaijani lands in Nagorno-Karabakh. But I was told that every minister of the church should participate in battles.

Sahakyan noted that he was involved in strengthening work on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border in Gubadli district.

Hovsep Sahakyan is known for his religious sermons, videos on religious rites, distributed on Youtube, and other social networks.


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