10.01.2020 | Death cases of soldiers in the RA Armed Forces and Republic of Artsakh were decreased by 22 percent

In the RA Armed Forces and Republic of Artsakh during 2019, 49 death cases of soldiers were registered, 14 of them were conscripts, 22 - contractual servicemen, 5 -  junior officers and 8 officers.

From the 49 death cases of soldiers, 20 were connected with military service, 29 occurred under the circumstances not connected with military service.

In particular:

 

Death cases connected with the military service are as follows:

 

  • 4 cases of killing by the adversary,
  • 7 cases of suicide or incitement to suicide,
  • 1 case of violation of the rules of use of weapon,
  • 1 case of a disease,
  • 4 cases of murder
  • 2 cases of tragic accident,
  • 1 case of traffic accident connected with the service

 

29 death cases not connected with the military service are as follows:

 

  • 14 cases of car accidents not connected with the service,
  • 12 cases of disease,
  • 3 cases of suicide or incitement to suicide,

 

For comparison we should note that during 2018, 63 cases of death of soldiers were registered in the RA Armed Forces and the Defense Army of Artsakh: 27 of them were conscripts, 23 – contractual servicemen, 2 lieutenants and 1 officer. 38 cases were registered that were connected with the military service, and under the circumstances not related to military service - 25.

 

38 death cases during 2018 connected with the military service in the RA Armed Forces and the Defense Army of Artsakh were registered for the following reasons:

 

  • 7 as a result of killing by the adversary,
  • 11 as a result of suicide or incitement to suicide,
  • 2 as a result of violation of the rules of use of weapon,
  • 3 as a result of diseases,
  • 1 as a result of landmine explosion,
  • 1 as a result of murder,
  • 3 as a result of tragic accidents,
  • 6 as a result of car accidents connected with the military service,
  • 2 as a result of violation of combat duty regulations,
  • 2 as a result of violation of flight rules or their preparation.

 

The causes of 25 death cases not connected with the military service are as follows:

 

  • 11 - car accidents not connected with the service,
  • 10 - diseases,
  • 4 - tragic accidents.

 

The comparative analysis testifies that, compared with last year, death cases in the Armed Forces were decreased by 14 or 22 percent. Death cases directly connected with the  military service were sharply decreased by 18 or 47 percent.

 

It is noteworthy that compared to 2018 over the past year, were reduced almost half of death cases (7–4) of soldiers by the adversary (in violation of the ceasefire), and by 4 or 36.4 percent were reduced cases of suicide or incitement to suicide. Death cases because of tragic accidents, car accidents related to the service, and violations of combat duty regulations were also reduced.

 

In general, in recent years there has been a trend of a significant decrease in the deaths of soldiers in the RA Armed Forces and the Defense Army of Artsakh, if 76 cases were registered in 2017, and in 2018 - 63, then in 2019 – 49 cases, which indicates, that compared with 2017 death cases of soldiers in 2019 were decreased by 35.5 percent.