Artsakh Soldier Killed in Azerbaijani Shooting

20-year-old Hayk Kalantaryan  was the latest of victim of Azerbaijani shooting
20-year-old Hayk Kalantaryan  was the latest of victim of Azerbaijani shooting

20-year-old Hayk Kalantaryan was the latest of victim of Azerbaijani shooting

STEPANAKERT—Private of the Artsakh Defense Army Hayk Kalantaryan (born in 1998) was killed as a result of shooting from Azerbaijani positions when on duty at one of the military units located in the southern border of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, known as the line of contact, the Artsakh Defense Ministry reported.

The incident took place at about 1:50 p.m. local time on Wednesday. An investigation has been launched to ascertain the details of the attack.

Artsakh President Bako Sahakian posthumously awarded Kalantaryan with the “For Service in Battle” medal for his heroism on the line of duty in protecting the homeland.


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  1. a said:

    How much longer is this going to continue? Our boys are picked off like sitting ducks and there are no consequences for the Azeris.

  2. nubar said:

    I don’t know about you folks but I’m sick and tired of this “B.S”.. I have been writing about these “incidents” that the “BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE” period. (my calculation 28 to 1) so the cowards will not try again. (they are human too and we don’t like it but they’re asking for it. WE CANNOT AFFORD EVEN ONE.
    Enough is Enough. God Bless His soul.
    God Bless you Haik.

  3. john-emmanuael shirajian said:

    The Armenian Army always reciprocates. Every act of aggression is met with an appropriate response. The Defense Ministry for a reason I do not understand rarely publish or report on our responses. I know this creates a sense of frustrations in the diaspora. The Armenian Army’s response usually is multifold. Our artillery is extremely accurate. I am referring to the mortar sections as well as the field artillery battalions. Also our counter sniper units have demoralized the enemy by their professional actions. For a depth of 5km-8km along the front optical infra-red , thermal imaging equipment , and motion sensors are covers the contact lines. This deprived the enemy from any aggressive imitative be it on a squad level or larger formations. Some of this equipment is built in Armenia or imported and modified by our engineers and scientists. Moreover, our drones assist in targeting the violators . I want to assure the readers that our blood in not cheap and the enemy knows that. The frequency of their aggressive acts compared to three years ago dropped to a fraction of what it used to be.

    John-Emmanuel Shirajian
    Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA)

    • joe said:

      When is the diaspora youth going to be allowed to serve and participate in the defense of the motherland?.