09, 2012

President Serzh Sargsyan sent a letter of condolences on the demise of the former Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Pavel Grachev


The letter sent to the spouse of Pavel Grachev, Lyubov Gracheva states:

“I learned with great sorrow the news on the demise of Pavel Sergeevich Grachev.

Pavel Grachev was a true officer, brave paratrooper, courageous and honest man who dedicated his life to military service, to the strengthening of Russia’s defense capabilities and national security and was awarded the Hero of the USSR title.

In Armenia, we highly praise exceptional efforts and considerable participation in the enforcement of peace and stability in our region, and his assistance to the enhancement of Armenia’s defense capabilities. He was standing at the origins of establishment and development of the allied relations between our brotherly states.

Because of his consistent and efficient work as well as because of his great human characteristics, Pavel Grachev will remain in the memory of the Armenian people as a trustworthy friend and true comrade-in-arms. His professional spirit, loyalty to his oath and duty, courage and intrepidity serve a brilliant example for young generations.

Dear Lyubov Alexeevna,

Please accept my sincere condolences. At this difficult for your family times, I wish you tenacity and resilience.”

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