Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a condolence letter to the family of Askeran region priest Emmanuel Vardanyan.
The address runs as follows:
"I have learnt with deep sorrow about the death of Askeran region priest Emmanuel Vardanyan.
He was one of the Artsakh devotees having selflessly served our people, contributing to the maintenance and development of religious and national values, as well as the sacred mission of reinforcing Christian faith in our country. His name and memory will always remain bright in our mind.