Politics 15:30 17/05/2023 Armenia

Nikol's list

Nikol Pashinyan did not find Komitas, Siamanto or Ruben Sevak of our times... The number of the arrests ordered by him has not yet reached 235. But Pashinyan found a way different from that of the Young Turks.

His plans look different, including a “bloody deluge” and white terror.

During the 2020 war, Armenia and Artsakh stood up to fight: the army, volunteers, the Diaspora, aid...

The assistance was stopped at the borders or in warehouses. It remains unclear what happened to the bulletproof vests and other items, which the senders did not announce in line with military secrecy. How many young men were killed by bullets and shells because they did not wear body armor or high-quality helmets on the frontline!

Do you remember how bewildered [Artsakh President] Arayik Harutyunyan was when he went to a combat position wearing a helmet and a bulletproof vest and asked an elderly man why he wasn't wearing body armor. The man shrugged his shoulders shyly, what was there to say? How was he supposed to answer to a stupid question? He didn't have one, so he didn't wear one.

The issue of the volunteers was "solved" in roughly the same way. I know a volunteer who had hardly recovered from his injuries before being taken back to the frontline in poor health condition, and his brothers, who had signed up as volunteers and were waiting for their turn, were never called up.

What was it that Artsrun [Hovhannisyan, the Defense Ministry spokesman in 2020] used to say? There was no need for them, that’s why they were not called into service, right?

I also know a volunteer who tried to lead the trenching work to protect his team against shelling, but came under attack for it after the war.

I know volunteers who were fined for distorted or lost flasks. Strangely, the authorities were "not fined" for our lost homeland.

I know a volunteer who came from abroad to fight for Artsakh and Armenia, and when he was to go back, he went to the Military Registration and Enlistment Office, where he was told, "What payment or a military ticket are you talking about? How do we know, maybe you fought for the enemy...”

The army was no different from volunteers, an army without leadership. Meanwhile, we had a heroic army and selfless soldiers who gave their lives not only for their friends, but also while recovering their bodies from the battlefield. They were 18-year-old soldiers who refused to surrender and sacrificed their lives for it.

Soldiers fighting for days under siege who still believed that the government would send special forces to rescue them. So they died in the blockade, eating only grass and drinking spring water...

And their parents: there were cases when they received last calls for help, and there were hundreds of them. There were parents who dreamed of their sons’ painless death…

Parents who, having lost their sons, dreamt of burying their bodies...

I don't know, it's hard to find the right words. Maybe it’s not “dreamed of”, another word would be better, not “sieged”, but abandoned, not “sacrificed their lives”, but “gained immortality”.

And then Nikol announced that the war outcome would have been the same: the lands would have been ceded to Azerbaijan anyway, just without casualties.

"So, why did you sacrifice an entire generation if you would have handed them over anyway...," people asked him angrily.

Why? So that when ceding more territories to Azerbaijan after the war, he could justify himself, saying, “It’s you who told me to surrender lands without casualties.”

And, so that afterwards there would not be those bright young men who would demand answers from him and make him pay.

So that women without children would be ashamed of those who have them and would not demand fighting for victory. After all, rallies don't matter to Nikol.

So that after the homeland is sprinkled with the blood of thousands of young Armenian soldiers, he would spread white terror all around and there will be no one who would stop him.

And Nikol's list, which includes the dead, missing and disabled servicemen and the prisoners of war...remained unpublished, as he didn’t need names at all.

By Anahit Voskanyan



Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

14:45
Polish farmers block Ukraine's border in grain import protest
Polish farmers have blocked border crossings with Ukraine, spilled Ukrainian grain and burned tyres as they intensified a nationwide protest...
14:34
Pashinyan off to France with his wife
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Wednesday left for France on a two-day working visit with his wife Anna Hakobyan. The prime...
14:06
Synergy chief Ashot Hovanesian set free
Director of Synergy International Systems Ashot Hovanesian has been released from custody about three weeks after being arrested in a corruption...
13:45
70 coins pulled from white alligator's stomach at US zoo
An alligator at a US zoo had to undergo surgery after veterinarians discovered 70 coins in the animal's stomach, BBC News reported....
13:30
'Inter must play to win in Madrid,' Mkhitaryan says after Atletico clash
Henrikh Mkhitaryan warns Inter that ‘the 1-0 does not count for much’ and they must play to win in the second leg of the Champions...
12:57
Armenian authorities have no official information on Azeri fitness trainer's detention in Russia
The Armenian Prosecutor General's Office lacks official information regarding the detention of Azerbaijani fitness trainer Kamil...
12:30
Artsakh president's bodyguard reportedly arrested in Yerevan
Artsakh President Samvel Shahramanyan’s security guard, Ashot Danielyan, has reportedly been arrested. Armenian Interior Ministry...
12:00
EU mission in Armenia marks its first anniversary
The European Union Mission in Armenia (EUMA) marked its first anniversary on Tuesday 20 February. in a social media post, the...
11:45
Gymnast Suzanna Shahbazian takes overall gold at Elite Canada 2024
19-year-old Suzanna Shahbazian took overall gold at the Qualifying Championships of Canada (Elite Canada 2024) Gymnastics Competitions in...
11:30
Despite his denials, Aliyev is upset by international criticism of Azerbaijan
By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier Pres. Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan repeatedly states that he ignores all...
11:15
Armenian weightlifter Varazdat Lalayan wins first European gold
Armenian weightlifter Varazdat Lalayan clinched his first-ever European title on the final day of the 2024 European Weightlifting...
11:00
Pashinyan, Michel discuss Armenia-Azerbaijan normalization
European Council President Charles Michel and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday discussed the Armenia-Azerbaijan...
17:03
Artak Zakaryan: Armenian people lived proudly and safely for 30 years
Senior RPA member Artak Zakaryan, a former Armenian deputy defense minister, has posted two photos on Facebook showing crowded Liberty Square...
16:30
Gaza children's lives threatened by rising malnutrition, UNICEF warns
A steep rise in malnutrition among children and pregnant and breastfeeding women in the Gaza strip poses grave threats to their health,...
16:06
RPA activists protest outside Armenian Foreign Ministry
Activists of the former ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) Youth Organization on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Armenian Foreign...
15:35
Lionel Messi defends Hong Kong absence as China backlash continues
Lionel Messi has highlighted his "special" ties with China, as he continues to face anger from Chinese fans for missing a game in Hong...
15:26
Archbishop Sahak Mashalian arrives at Mother See
His Eminence Archbishop Sahak Mashalian, Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, arrived at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on Tuesday. The...
14:46
Landslide kills 25 after heavy snow in Afghanistan
At least 25 people have died after a landslide caused by heavy snow swept through a village in Afghanistan, BBC News reports. So far,...
14:35
Union of Banks chief: HSBC has withdrawn from around 7 countries after 2021
Chairman of Armenia’s Union of Banks Daniel Azatyan welcomes the changes taking place in Armenia’s banking system. “It...
14:05
Political analyst slams Armenian authorities for campaign against Ruben Vardanyan
Political analyst Suren Surenyants, the leader of the Democratic Alternative Party, has reacted to a $303.6 million deal to buy Armenia’s...
13:36
France impounds luxury villa owned by Samvel Karapetyan
France has impounded a luxurious villa suspected of belonging to Russian energy giant Gazprom as part of a money-laundering investigation, AFP...
13:05
European champion Arsen Harutyunyan says bouts with Turkish and Azeri rivals were difficult
Freestyle wrestlers Arsen Harutyunyan and Arman Andreasyan, who clinched gold medals at the European Championships in Bucharest, bronze medalist...
12:33
MP Tigran Abrahamyan marks 36th anniversary of Artsakh movement
February 20 marks the 36th anniversary of the Artsakh movement, which for several decades symbolized the Armenian people’s collective will...
12:04
Azerbaijan ramping up arms purchases, Armenian diplomat warns
Azerbaijan is buying drones and military equipment from abroad amid heightened tensions with Armenia, a senior diplomat has claimed....
11:35
Tatoyan: Mine explosions repeatedly recorded in Nerkin Hand
Former Armenian Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan paid a fact-finding visit to the village of Nerkin Hand in Syunik Province following Azerbaijan’s...
11:00
Armenian weightlifter Hripsime Khurshudyan wins bronze at European Championships
Armenian weightlifter Hripsime Khurshudyan has clinched a bronze medal at the European Championships in Sofia. Khurshudyan came...
21:34
Book Giving Day at the Yerevan Brandy Company
Following a well-cherished tradition, the Yerevan Brandy Company celebrated Book Giving Day on February 19. Each year, the company gives a new...
17:06
Opposition MP accuses Pashinyan of blackmail
Opposition Hayastan faction MP Artur Khachatryan claims Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s appeasement policy will not lead to...
16:30
Rain, wet snow to continue in Armenia
Rain and wet snow are expected to persist in some parts of Armenia on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. No precipitation is forecast for...
16:13
Opposition politician insists on Pashinyan’s ouster to save Armenia
Arrested opposition politician Armen Ashotyan insists on the ouster of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his cabinet to stop new...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}