Another Artsakh Soldier Killed by Azerbaijani Fire

20-year-old Grigor Egoyan is the latest Artsakh soldier killed by Azerbaijani fire
20-year-old Grigor Egoyan is the latest Artsakh soldier killed by Azerbaijani fire

20-year-old Grigor Egoyan is the latest Artsakh soldier killed by Azerbaijani fire

STEPANAKERT—The Artsakh Defense Ministry on Thursday reported that 20-year-old Artsakh Army soldier, Grigor Egoyan, became the latest victim of Azerbaijani fire on Thursday.

The ministry said that at around 9:40 a.m. local time, Egoyan, who was stationed in the northeastern front of the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border was fatally shot by an Azerbaijani sniper.

“The Artsakh Defense Ministry shares the bitter grief of the loss and expresses its support to the members of the family of the killed serviceman, his relatives and colleagues,” the ministry said.

The press service of the Artsakh president reported that President Bako Sahakian posthumously honored Egoyan with the “For Service in Battle” medal for the courage shown in protecting the Artsakh border and the homeland.


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  1. Edward Demiraiakian said:

    Another hectare of land that the Azeris will have to fork over to Artsakh as reparations. Surely, they can’t hope to get away with that many murders. There has to be reparations. A better cease fire or even a peace treaty has to include reparations. After all, these victims were either Azeri or Armenian citizens, murdered by the state orders. So either the victims family is entitled to a pension, retroactive to the death, or the sniper, and his immediate commander and those high ranking officers who organized the sniping, all have to be taken to the International tribunal at the Hague. Being pragmatic, I prefer Land for blood.

  2. Alexander Manuel Arzoumanian said:

    This is bullshit. Armenian men are forced to do military service, for what? You’re going to be killed, and the government what is going to do for you? They gift your family a stupid medal that doesn’t make sense when YOU’RE DEAD. I was thinking to do the military service in order to get the Armenian nationality (I’m from Argentina) but after seeing Armenian teenagers like me murdered for no reason for a long time I’m not going to do it. Government take action and defend your citizens instead of letting them die again and again.

  3. HUYS said:

    Grigor Egoyan honored with the “For Service in Battle” medal
    Mr Sarkissian is that “medal” enough ???
    Armenian nation and Grigor Parents expecting from your government in return, you must do 7- 10 times more what they did.
    If you don’t teach them a lesson for sure they are going to continue this game over and over again and laugh at you by asking our capital Yerevan l?
    Mr. Sarkissyan You waiting for more casualties and a big attack or pity of Eastern or Wesernt to do a Miracle for you and save our homeland. Alas; You didn’t learn or read from our history what they did to us ???

  4. Papanian said:

    Հարգարժան պարօն Արցախի զօրքերի հրամանատար ինչու լսվում են էն մնաք մէր ջահել տղաների մահվան լուրերը միթէ մենք սնայպերներ չունենք, բա խի մերոնք մկի դիմաց չօրսին չեն սատկացնում