Another Karabakh Soldier Killed

An Artsakh soldier on the frontline
An Artsakh soldier on the frontline

An Artsakh soldier on the frontline

STEPANAKERT—The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Ministry announced that an Artsakh soldier, Vardan Vardanyan, born in 1994, was killed at 8:50 a.m. on Friday, after Azerbaijani forces violated the cease fire.

An investigation has been launched by the Defense Ministry, which also announced that Azerbaijani forces fired more than 1,100 shots from varying caliber weapons, including 60 and 82 milimeter mortars, HAN-17 grenades and ZU-23 antiaircraft system.

The Defense Ministry also announced that Artsakh forces retaliated.

This latest incident comes two days after Azerbaijani forces deployed a tank for the first time since the cease fire agreement was signed in 1994. During that attack, another Karabakh soldier, 24-year-old Garik Avanesian was killed.


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  1. Original Armenian said:

    Another 21 year old. Interesting that no one older ever gets close to the front lines. They all lead from behind!

  2. David Karamian said:

    The best defense is offense! We don’t want any all out war but we can’t also sit back and watch these bastards slaughter our kids without any punishment.