Artsakh Soldier Killed in Fresh Border Incident

An Armenian soldier stands guard at the border between Artsakh and Azerbaijan

STEPANAKERT—Private of the Artsakh Defense Army Garik Ispiryan, born in 1995, was shot dead as a result of firing from the Azerbaijani side in the direction of Armenian positions at the eastern section of the line of contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan, Artsakh’s Defense Ministry reported Monday.

The Artsakh Defense Ministry said it “shares the sorrow of this heavy loss” and expressed its sympathy to Garik Ispiryan’s family and friends.


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  1. Hratch said:

    The Russian economy is rapidly crumbling due to the drop in oil prices and western sanctions. They have become the pariah of the world and soon will be relegated to a third world country. How is it that a country that has no future and is arming our enemy is supported by our Russophiles? Can this really be explained away simply as an ‘Orthodox Brotherhood’ alliance?

    • GeorgeMardig said:

      War will bring more death, and attacking without green light from Russia will be a suicide

  2. Areg said:

    How many more soldiers need to be killed by these bastard Turks before our government in Artsakh gives a proper answer to these Genocidal barbarian Turks. Ek herik e lrel. Haskanum ek… heric e lrel.

  3. boghos jermag said:

    A certain man who is a locksmith, Burbank community activist, Glendale activist getting rid of ANCA members in Glendale City Hall, hunger striker, Policy Forum Armenia member, and author of a “white paper” titled “To Donate or Not to Donate,” [Locksmith] has been campaigning against Armenia Fund.

    When someone attacks Locksmith’s argument, he introduces straw-men arguments. In this case, Locksmith argues that one should not donate to the Armenia Fund because of supposed Republic of Armenia tax leakage. Locksmith’s argument is ridiculous. First of all, every country has tax leakage. Does the B’Nai Brith stop donating to Israel because there is tax leakage in Israel? Second, tax leakage in a country should not have a basis in donating to a cause. Armenia Fund has helped Artsakh build roads, build hospitals, and helped the population to improve access to drinking water. These are tangible results. Locksmith’s argument basically advocates that progression of these tangible results should be halted because there is tax leakage in Armenia, [which, coincidentally, is a separate country than Artsakh].

    But of course, Locksmith is justified in being illogical. Locksmith’s arguments end with a discussion of who he is (or thinks he is) by his supposed ancestry or buffoonish antics. Locksmith justifies his poor arguments by first asserting (or supposing) that his maternal grandmother was a direct descendant of the Bagratuni Dynasty. Then, Locksmith tries to steal Soghomon Tehlirian’s thunder by bragging about how his grandfather, basically planned a hit on Taalat Pasha [in other words, Locksmith’s grandfather got someone else to do the dirty work, someone else to take all the risks while his grandfather sat back]. Finally, Locksmith pretends to be a human rights activist by going around like an attention whore trying to get Obama’s attention with a nonsensical hunger strike.

  4. Vardan said:

    How many young men must get killed while we stand by and watch. Diplomacy is important, especially with the entire world relying on the corrupt Azeri gov’ts oil, there is not much to say, even if justice is on our side. But each year we are losing so many… this pacifism that we show, our country being the only one to seek peace, can’t continue forever. We must show the world that we are ready to defend ourselves when faced with an enemy that is cruel and merciless.

  5. MZB said:

    How much longer will lose our heroes?When will be given an overwhelming response?
    Those responsible for the security of our nation can not take too long.