On Shushi Liberation Day, Armenians March to Yerablur to Honor Fallen Soldiers

Hundreds of people marched from the center of Yerevan to Armenia’s Yerablur Military Cemetery on May 9 to honor the thousands of soldiers who fell in the First and Second Artsakh wars.

May 8 and May 9 mark Shushi Liberation Day, a national holiday, when Armenians celebrated the liberation of the Karabakh city from Azerbaijani forces in 1992. This year, however, the festivities turned into a commemoration – Shushi was captured by Azerbaijani forces in November 2020.