“The conception of “Nation-Army” is an ideology emanating from a vital necessity”, announced the member of Armenian Revolutionary Federation Armen Rustamyan during “Nation-Army 2017” forum.
According to him, Turkish-Azerbaijani duo has created an adversary environment in the region towards the Republic of Armenia: “We stand before an unceasing threat. It is precise that we should rely on ourselves. Peace is not to be begged for, but to be conquered, and to conquer means to be ready for war.”
The former Minister of Defense Vagharshak Harutyunyan noted in his turn: “We are in a warlike situation with Azerbaijan, we have no peace agreement, and are within a state of direct military threat with Turkey. In this condition “Nation-Army” conception is a necessity, it is to solve the issue of the military provision of the state.” The first Minister of Defense Vazgen Manukyan, contrary to the Minister of Defense Vigen Sargsyan’s opinion implying that “Nation-Army” conception has no relation with Artsakh conflict, said that exactly Artsakh issue urges to commence to bring to life that conception. “Political figures will occur, saying – let us give Karabakh and live normally, without understanding that “Nation-Army” conception does not underlie in there”, added Vazgen Manukyan.