Artsrun Hovhannisyan, representative of Armenia’s Defense Ministry who conducted daily public briefings during the war, has announced his resignation from the ministry.
“During this war, I conducted my military operations in the information space. How I did this job will be evaluated in time and by professional researchers. There is no person who does not fail. The information that I provided to the public was based mainly on briefings from Armenia’s Armed Forces General Staff Office and from the Artsakh Defense Army. Yes, I was convinced that we would win, that belief was based on the battles fought by many of my comrades-in-arms. I have left my position since November 9. I will continue to work in the scientific field. Please refrain from various offers. I have never been involved in politics and I have no intention to be involved. I bow before our heroic fallen soldiers. I will invest my life towards the education and upbringing of the new generation,” he wrote.
A military expert and analyst, Hovhannisyan heads the Command Staff Faculty at the Vazgen Sargsyan Military University since March 2020.
Since 1997, Hovhannisyan has served in the Armenian Armed Forces. After graduating from the University in 2001 and being promoted to a Lieutenant, he was appointed as the Commander of Platoon of an anti-tank weapon in one of the Military Bases of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia.