Three 20-Year-Old Armenian Servicemen Killed by Azerbaijani Fire

Servicemen Arayik Matinyan, Vigen Petrosyan, and Vardan Sargsyan Were All Born in 1997

STEPANAKERT, Artsakh (A.W.)—Three Armenian servicemen were killed by Azerbaijani fire on June 16. According to a statement released by the Artsakh Defense Ministry, Artsakh Defense Army servicemen Arayik Matinyan (b. 1997), Vigen Petrosyan (b. 1997), and Vardan Sargsyan (b. 1997) were fatally wounded.

Servicemen Arayik Matinyan, Vigen Petrosyan, and Vardan Sargsyan were all born in 1997.

The deaths came after Azerbaijani forces violated the ceasefire regime at around 6:05 p.m. on June 16, using AGS-17 automatic grenade launchers in the direction of an Artsakh Army military unit.

The statement said that an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of the incident. The Artsakh Defense Ministry also said that it shares the grief of the loss and extends its condolences to the soldiers’ family members, friends, and fellow servicemen.



4 Comments on Three 20-Year-Old Armenian Servicemen Killed by Azerbaijani Fire

  1. Time to fire constantly. The OSCE doesn’t seem to mind when the Azeri’s do it. And they don’t ever seem to point at the guilty party so it continues on. So, its ok. Start destroying Azeri positions. Do not worry.

  2. I wonder sometimes that Armenian news report accuracy of our killed martyrs. What about Axerbaijani Tatar-Turks??

  3. avatar Sarkis Yeretsian // June 16, 2017 at 9:57 pm // Reply

    I deplore that we are unable to defend our soldiers to this surprise attacks.

  4. I am disappointed once more in the loss of three more Artsakh Armenian Soldiers being killed with no backup by the Armenian Government as well as no help by Russia whom is supposed to be protecting our borders against the Turks but no pressure by Russia to have the Azeri’s stop killing our Armenian Soldiers in Artsakh. Also, shame on Armenia for not incorporating our Historical Enclave of Artsakh under it’s wing. Does anyone bring forth that Stalin under the Soviets along with Turkey’s Kemal Attaturk back in 1922 whom were two illegals whom took over their governments are the ones whom took away our historic lands among themseleves to Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, etc. These issues must be brought forward by the Armenian Government to the United Nations.

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