A solemn ceremony of awarding medals to the command took place in Kosovo on August 2 as part of the KFOR mission. The 33rd Armenian Military Group (commander: Senior Lieutenant G. Mikayelyan) handed over Armenia’s state flag to the 34th Armenian Military Group (commander: Captain A. Sargsyan).
The event was attended by KFOR Deputy Commander, Brigadier General Günter Schöpf, KFOR Chief of Staff, Brigadier General John Meyer, Base Commander Colonel Mark Stanton, representatives of about two dozen nations, and other guests.
The platoon commander of the 33rd military group, senior lieutenant A. Yeghiazaryan led the Armenian military parade.
Brigadier General G. Schopf praised the service of the 33rd Armenian contingent, describing it as professional, responsible and conscientious. He stressed that the 33rd Military Group arrived in Kosovo during a rather difficult period for Armenia, which once again proves the professionalism and high level of Armenia’s Armed Forces.
At the end of the ceremony, KFOR Command awarded the servicemen of the 33rd Armenian Military Group with medals, diplomas and souvenirs.