Through the mediation of Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and by the decrees of President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, active veteran of the victorious battles in Tavush Province of Armenia, Captain Ruben Sanamyan was awarded the title of National Hero (Order of the Homeland) during a solemn ceremony held at Sardarapat Memorial today.
Through the mediation of the Prime Minister and by the decrees of the President of Armenia, out of the active role-players of the victorious battles that took place in Tavush Province, 16 servicemen have been awarded the First Degree of the Order of the Combat Cross, and 55 servicemen have been awarded the Second Degree of the Order of the Combat Cross.
Among the attendees of the ceremony are the President of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the Catholicos of All Armenians, the Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia, members of the Security Council, government officials, army generals and other officials.
During the battles in July, Captain Sanamyan skillfully led the personnel of the intelligence actions group, encouraged the servicemen, set tasks for them, organized suspension of the multiple attacks of the adversary in the direction of the “Anvakh” (Fearless) military post and made the adversary suffer significant casualties in terms of living force, arms and military equipment. According to the Ministry of Defense of Armenia, Sanamyan and the group’s fighters carried out complicated and hazardous engineering works near the military post and procured valuable documents, weapons, ammunition, several technical means and other data through intelligence operations.
As a commander, Captain Sanamyan precisely analyzed the adversary’s operations, assessed the situation, predetermined the potential developments and kept the “Anvakh” military post impregnable through joint efforts with the personnel at the military post.
Ruben Sanamyan was born in 1976 in the city of Dilijan of Tavush Province. From 1995 to 1997, he was a conscript at one of the military units of the Defense Army of Artsakh on the frontline, and in 2006, he became a contractual serviceman. He is married with two children. In 2012, he was awarded the second-class Order of the Combat Cross.