Armenian Soldier Killed in Artsakh from Azerbaijani Fire

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Artyom Khachatryan

Artyom Khachatryan

Serviceman Artyom Khachatryan, born in 1999, was killed by Azerbaijani fire Thursday at about 5:05 local time in the military positions of the Artsakh Defense Army in the northern direction of the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border, reported the Artsakh Defense Ministry.

Following a period of relative calm on the frontlines, Khachatryan was the secon Armenian soldier to be killed in two weeks. Artsakh soldier Sipan Melikyan was killed by Azerbaijani sniper fire on June 1.

Khachatryan was from the Malishka village of Armenia’s Vayots Dzor Province and was going to be complete his tour of duty in 20 days, according to the military registration office of the Vayots Dzor Province, reported News.am.

The head of Malishka village Garik Nazaryan said the deceased soldier has an older brother and sister.

In a military operation last weekend, Armenian Defense Forces successfully retaliated against Melkonyan’s killing  with official Baku confirming the death of one Azerbaijani soldier.

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  1. HAGOP said:

    ARMENIAN SOLDIERS ARE BEING PICKED OFF ONE BY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT IS ARMENIA’S RESPONSE??????

    IF ONE ISRAEL SOLDIER DIE, THEY MAKE 100 DEATHS ON ENEMY!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE IS ARMENIA’S POWER??????

    • Jeff said:

      Maybe if the diaspora went back to Armenia with their wealth and knowledge Armenia would have the capability of defending their interests better.

  2. JOE said:

    LET ME GUESS…AN ‘INVESTIGATION IS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE’? AND, THE OSCE WILL OF COURSE MAKE SOME USELESS PARITY OF ‘PARTIES ADHERING TO THE CEASE FIRE’? COMPLETE NONSENSE.

    PLEASE INDOCTRINATE THE DIASPORA YOUTH TO CREATE A LARGE POOL OF SOLDIERS READY TO DEFEND AND LIBERATE MORE TERRITORY. THE NEXT AZERI PROVOCATION WILL INCLUDE TURKS AT THEIR SIDE WITH AN INCURSION FROM NAKICHIVAN. THEY ARE READING THEMSELVES FOR IT.. MARK MY WORDS. AND MOTHER RUSSIA WILL DO NOTHING AS USUAL.

    • GB said:

      Mother Russia is busy to sale S-400 missiles to our historical enemy, this is one of the reasons Axeri Tatar-Turks are encouraged, for sniper shooting. They will wait until the deal is closed with Turkey. Then they will have more excuses using Israeli and Russian made weaponry over Artsakh and Armenia border villages!! Our unity and wisdom is the only weapon can stand and destroy Turkic herds aggressive policy against the Armenian Nation of the world!

  3. Edward Demiraiakian said:

    Clearly, just hiding in your trenches is not the answer. When dealing with a medieval mindset, one has to regress to medieval methods. We have to devise such retaliatory measures that one round going off should meet with overwhelming scorch earth retaliation. Snipers should have a price on their heads and when caught they should face horrific public punishment. i.e.. crucifixion, skinning alive, well publicized public stoning by the mothers of the previously fallen soldiers. and any other good and cruel idea designed to inspire terror on the front line Azeri soldiers. The retaliation has to be so devastating that the Azeris themselves will prevent the snipers from firing. Also, the commanders of those units where snipers operate, their family homes need to be targeted. And I mean a devastating missile strike on that commanders house where his whole family lives. That should get their attention.

  4. Jacque said:

    For retaliation!
    Next mission should be blowing up an oil refinery or pipeline plus couple dozen Azeris.
    That I would consider a successful retaliation and not killing one worthless Azeri soldier.
    Enough is enough!

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