STEPANAKERT—Armenian serviceman Narek Harutyunyan, born in 1997, was killed by Azerbaijani fire on April 24, read a statement by the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Republic’s Defense Ministry. The incident took place on 5:50 p.m. in the eastern direction of the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border (Line of Contact).
The Ministry announced that the Azerbaijani side fired 800 gunshots toward Artsakh military units about 210 times, violating the ceasefire agreement 50 times.
Investigation regarding Harutyunyan’s death is underway.
The Defense Ministry offered condolences to Harutyunyan’s family, friends, and fellow servicemen.
“The Artsakh Defense Army responded through necessary measures to quell the Azerbaijani offensive and continues to protect their positions,” concluded the statement.
If it wants to have any credibility in the region, Russia must finally step in and stop this carnage. Russia should extend the same military agreement to protect not only Armenian proper but also include Artsakh. Of course, only if Russia is sincere in their obligation to protect their ally in the southern Caucasus.
Will Armenia ever defend itself, or will it allow the flower of its youth to be picked off one by one until it can no longer meet and deal with
All out war can cost Armenians much more lives, time is the enemy of Azerbaijan, Armenians should have patience, .
A great loss, another one of us, another of our young. God love him~God love h
A great loss, another one of us, another of our young. God love him~