Armenian soldiers killed despite ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh
According to International Christian Concern (ICC), a recent report detailed the execution of nineteen-year-old Erik Gasparyan, an Armenian soldier who fought in the Nagorno-Karabakh war this past year. Gasparyan was one of the soldiers killed after Azerbaijan broke the ceasefire agreement on the 11th of December.
The war ended on the 9th of November after a ceasefire agreement was reached trilaterally between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia. The December attack came one day after a joint Azerbaijan-Turkey military parade, though Turkey is supposedly jointly acting as a peacekeeper with Russia.
Gasparyan’s gruesome execution-style murder was filmed, and videos released from Azeri troops provide the timeline for his death. He was originally captured on the 13th of December as several videos show him being transported with other soldiers.
It is believed propaganda footage was released on the 27th of December, attempting to justify the attack and the later killing of Armenian soldiers. Footage of Gasparyan’s body being mutilated and degraded also surfaced.