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15 servicemen were killed in suspicious circumstances

20 / 01 / 2023

On January 19, at around 01:30, a fire broke out in the shelter of the engineer sniper company of the N military unit of the RA de-facto Defense Ministry located in the territory of Azat village of Gegharkunik marz under circumstances that have not yet been determined.

The Ministry of Defense reports that 15 servicemen died as a result of the fire that broke out in the shelter of the engineer sniper company of the N military unit of the Ministry of Defense, and the condition of 3 servicemen is assessed as serious.

In connection with the fire, the commander of the 2nd Army Corps of the RA Armed Forces, Vahram Grigoryan, was relieved of his post. According to the information received from open sources, the chief of staff of the 2nd army corps, and the deputy of the commander of the 2nd army corps of the RA Armed Forces in charge of the rear and capital construction service will also be dismissed.

It is strange how such a large number of servicemen could not get out of the burning shelter, the incident is more like an explosion. Especially when the accident happened with the servicemen of the engineer sniper company, which the enemy would want, taking into account Armenia’s constant statements about mining the border areas of Azerbaijan and “mine terror”. This is a painful loss for the RA army, both in terms of quantity and quality, because the training of engineer infantry troops is a long process.

As expected, no one will take responsibility for what happened, there will simply be several dismissals, and the reputation of the army will once again be tarnished.

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