Karabakh Soldier Dead, Another Wounded

Azeri violate the cease fire again, killing another soldier

STEPANAKERT—Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Army private Arman Ghukasyan, 20, was killed on Wednesday at the northern border of Karabakh and Azeri border. According to the Karabakh Defense Ministry Ghukasyan was working on a construction project when Azeri forces began firing in his direction, reported Yerkir Media.

Another soldier, 19-year-old Varazdat Zakarian was injured during the attack and was transported to a hospital in Stepanakert.

On Thursday, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President Bako Sahakian posthumously awarded Ghukasyan with the “For Service in Battle” medal for courage shown during the defense of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic state border.

The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Army Investigative Service confirmed late Thursday that an investigation into the incident has been launched.

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  1. So What said:

    1. The Azeris are powerful enough that the Armenians there are yellow with fear.

    2. Armenia’s government are thieving, incompetent cowards for letting this go on for 20 years.

    Take your pick of the above two.

    • ashot said:

      If we are sooo afraid instead of little skirmishes start the real war…. we are waiting for you Turks this time we will take alot of land…. the first war was nothing

  2. Shant Melkonian said:

    Azeris keep practicing target shooting at the expense of our young men and get a few killed every month it seems… What’s being done about this? Anything? Are our boys getting a few of theirs at least?

  3. Saaten Maagar said:

    For each Israeli killed, Israel kills at least 10. This is the language these guys only understand. If not willing to do that, then keep those incident investigative forms handy, you will need them more often.

  4. իշխան said:

    ՀԵՐԻՔ ՉԵՂԱՎ ?
    ՄԵՐ ՂԵԿԱՎԱՐՈՒԹՅՈՒՆԸ ՊԵՏՔԷ ՀԱՅ ԺՈՂՈՎՈՒՐԴԻՆ ՊԱՏԱՍԽԱՆ ՏԱ ՈՐ ԻՐԵՆՔ ԻՆՉ ԵՆ ԱՆՈՒՄ ( ԿԱՄ ԱՐԵՑԻՆ ) ԱՐԴԻՅՈՔ ՆՐԱՆՔ ԻՆՉ ԵՆ ՄՏԱԾՈՒՄ ԵՒ ԻՆՉ ԾՐԱԳԻՐ ՈՒՆԵՆ ԱՅՍ ՇԱՐՈՒՆԱԿԱԲԱՐ ՍՊԱՆՈՒԹՅՈՒՆԵՐԻՆ ՎԵՐՋ ՏԱԼՈՒ ՀԱՄԱՐ ?

  5. GeorgeMardig said:

    While Armenian soldiers are killed, the West preaches patience

  6. Angela Achikgiozian said:

    What are we waiting for? I want to know what is Armenian and Kharabagh president’s plan? Waiting for the emotions quiet down after the Crimea, join Kharabagh and Armenia, become part of Russian Federation and then only tell azeris STOP, otherwise???? Is this the plan? Or we should continue to hide our head in the sand.
    I want to see the UN rep of Armenia raising hell every second. Is this happening?
    With this kind of attitude, the Armenians more and more want to leave the country and save their sons from being killed on the borders

  7. Urardatsy said:

    For how long we should sit back and watch them kill our soldiers and innocent civilians?… the more we do not react to the enemy’s blatant and unprovoked aggression, the more the enemy will interpret this as weakness on our part….we are encouraging them to increase the scope and frequency of their attacks by remaining silent…. Don’t you think that a pre-emptive strike (albeit a very short one) is needed to shut up the enemy once and for all?….to teach them the same lesson as we did in the early 1990s?…..it seems that they have forgotten that lesson and we should remind them of it one more time…. it is very obvious that the enemy is trying to provoke a war by its actions…. Our patience is running thin and the enemy is going a step further every time….Eventually we will have to react….Why not do it now with a pre-emptive strike?

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