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Lyova Mnatsakanyan

Lyova
Mnatsakanyan

Minister of Defence of AR

In office since
15.06.2015


Curriculum Vitae


Date and Place of Birth
 September 14, 1965 c.Stepanakert
 

Education
 1984-1989 Yerevan polytechnic (architectural) institute after K.Marx
2003-2005 Military academy of the Russian Federation
 

Career Experience
 1991-1994 participated in military operations for liberating different regions of NKR
1990-1992 warrior of the legendary first company
1992-2005 held different commanding positions in the armed forces of NKR
1992-1993 deputy commander of motorized infantry battalion of central defensive area
1994-1998 commander of rifle division, commander of artillery brigade
2005-2007 deputy commander of Defence Army
2007-2012 first deputy of Defence Army’s commander, chief of the staff
2012-2015 deputy chief of the RA armed forces general staff
On June 15, 2015 by the decree of the RA President was relieved of his post and by the decree of the NKR President appointed as Minister of Defence of NKR, commander of Defence Army.
 September 25, 2017 by the decree of the President of Artsakh Republic was appointed Minister of Defence of AR, commander of Defence Army.

Other Information
 1983-1985 served in USSR’s armed forces
Awarded with the medals and orders of the Republic of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
September 20, 1996 RA ”Martial Cross” 1st degree, for the service to the Motherland 2nd degree, RA “Marshal Baghramyan”, “Andranik Ozanyan”, “Drastamat Kanayan”, “Admiral Isakov” and other state medals. .
2003 promoted to the rank of Major-General.
September 18, 2006 awarded an order “Vardan Mamikonyan” of the RA.
September 3, 2014 promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General.
 

Party Membership
Non-party
 

Personal Status
Married, has 3 sons.