Soldier Andranik Musikyan killed in Artsakh

By Asbarez | Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Andranik Musikyan in 2016 (Photo: Andranik Musikyan Facebook Page)

Andranik Musikyan in 2016 (Photo: Andranik Musikyan Facebook Page)

STEPANAKERT—Armenian serviceman Andranik Musikyan, born in 1997, fell victim to Azerbaijani fire on January 18, the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic Defense Ministry announced.

The Ministry reported that Musikyan was killed at the defense unit of a military base in the southern direction of the Artsakh and Azerbaijani border, also known as the Line of Contact.

In a separate statement, the Ministry reported that the Azerbaijani forces have violated the ceasefire in the northern direction of the Line of Contact on the evening of January 17-18, “firing around 490 shots toward the Armenian positions.”

The Defense Ministry offered their condolences to Musikyan’s family, friends, and fellow servicemen.

Artsakh president Bako Sahakian on Wednesday posthumously awarded Musikyan a “For Service in Battle” medal for his bravery in defending the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.