Third Artsakh Serviceman Killed in the Last Week (Updated)


STEPANAKERT, Artsakh (A.W.)— Armenian serviceman Mher Arzumanyan (b. 1998) was killed by Azerbaijani fire on April 28, at a protection area of an Artsakh Defense Army unit in the southern direction of the Line of Contact (LoC).

Armenian serviceman Mher Arzumanyan (b. 1998) was killed by Azerbaijani fire on April 28, at a protection area of an Artsakh Defense Army unit in the southern direction of the LoC

An investigation has been launched to figure out the details of the incident, said the Artsakh Defense Ministry in a statement.

The Azerbaijani armed forces violated the ceasefire regiment over 35 times on the night of April 27-28, firing more than 440 shots at Armenian positions with different caliber weapons.

The Armenian Defense Army took necessary retaliatory measures to protect their military positions.

Arzumanyan is the third soldier killed in the last week, after Karen Avetisyan (b. 1998) was killed on April 25 and Narek Harutyunyan (b. 1997) was killed on April 24. Avetisyan’s death is still under investigation. Several reports have surfaced saying that he died of an apparent suicide.

Meanwhile, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported that the Office of the Personal Representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Chairperson in Office conducted a monitoring at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border on April 27, near Kayan village of Armenia’s northeast Tavush province.

From the Armenian side, the monitoring was carried out by field assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson in Office Gennady Petrica and Martin Schuster. No ceasefire violations were registered during the monitoring.

Prior to the monitoring, the OSCE representatives in Tavush were informed of the current situation at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and were given statistics of Azerbaijani violations at the Armenian border. The Armenian side made it clear that Azerbaijani forces regularly fire shots towards villages and roads in northeast Armenia.

The OSCE officials thanked the Armenian side for the information that was presented and stated that it will be included in their reports.


  1. I support the brave people of Arsakh and their right to be free, so i hope they have an strategy to win this war other than watch their children been killed by the agressor..

  2. These one way boarder incursions from Azerbaijan are beginning to look like threats of North Korea against S Korea and the US, followed with sniper killings of Artsakh soldiers.
    Are these the pre-cursers of another all out invasion from the Azeris? What preparations and eventualities do the Artsakh forces and the Armenian government have to deal with this impending crisis?

  3. How long will it take for the armenian government to realize that Azerbaidjan is slowly bleeding Armenia by killing our soldiers and meanwhile our supposedly ally Russia is reinforcing the army of Azerbaidjan ,Wake up you stupid Armenians Azerbaidjan doesn t want peace they want war. The problem is that the children and grand children of the government are not on the front line fighting ,it s only the children of the poor people. Serge Sarkissian and his criminal gang must be shot.

  4. OSCE as like the UN do nothing. It is all talk and nothing else, that is the tragedy that marks the unfortunate deaths of our soldiers and civilians. OSCE knows it and all they do is monitor. What does that do?

  5. We have to think about prevention by surprising them by making fake military installation ans shooting them from another unknown position. We have to change our position constantly by hiding our soldiers underground.

  6. I´m not a military expert but being a survivor of a civil war myself i know people very well as i know how evil some goverments are, that´s why i truly believes in deterrence theory wich refers to deterrence as a way to dissuade the opponent from attaking, by the threat of inflicting a damage that is unacceptable by the aggressor.

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