Yesterday we buried Artak Rafaelian – he was a soldier of the Defense Army and he was twenty years old. The treacherous shot of the enemy found him at his post where he was guarding his share of the Fatherland border.
Yesterday the soul of the Armenian soldier, our son, who fell fulfilling his mission, joined the eternity. Yesterday again all those who understand were crying out silently: the war is not over, the damned killing machine has not stopped yet, and we still have many things to do. Yes, we have many things to do. We have to bring to its ultimate end what we have started.
Armenia is not a victim for a long time now, and will not be. We are not going to wait the God’s judgement. Those who don’t understand it will be punished by the hand of the Armenia warriors on the battlefield, just like before. On this, we stand united.
The sea of our unity has forever embraced the pain and pride of Artak Rafayelian and other boys and they will nourish our and next generations’ soul and mind, spirit and unity, pain and pride. Our souls and our hearts, our pain and our pride from now on will be their home, by the power of Almighty God.
We all have to avenge. We will avenge for our fallen lions by creating a better state, more advanced, better protected, more prosperous. Civilized nations do not avenge with arms. They use arms for smart defense; they avenge by becoming stronger and better. This is the only path leading to victory.