Captured Armenian cleric admits his forced involvement in Karabakh clashes (VIDEO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 31
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.