Tatul Krpeyan:Participant of the Artsakh war, national hero of the Republic of Armenia. During the Artsakh liberation war, from September 1990 to May 1991, he was the general commander of self-defense of the Getashen subregion. Tatul Krpeyan was born on April 21, 1965 in the village of Areg, Talin region of the Republic of Armenia. From 1972 to 1982 he studied and graduated from the secondary school of his native village. After finishing school, he served as a soldier in the Soviet army.

Krpeyan was a prominent leader of the youth wing of the Artsakh movement, an organizer of mass marches and rallies, sit-ins and strikes, and a pioneer of propaganda among students. In September 1990, Tatul traveled to Artsakh, where the situation continued to deteriorate. On April 30, 1990, on the day of the start of the military operation “Ring”, Tatul Krpeyan captured 17 Soviet soldiers, an Azerbaijani escort and Soviet army colonel Mashkov, from whom he received the plan for the military operation “Ring”, jointly implemented by the Soviet army and the Azerbaijani Special Purpose Mobile Unit (OMON). 

On April 30, 1991, he died during negotiations in Getashen. On the same day, during the negotiations in Getashen, his deputy commander Artur Karapetyan and Hrach Danielyan (Zarzand) were killed together with him. After the death of selfless Armenian sons, 14 Soviet military hostages were exchanged for 27 Armenian residents taken hostage by riot police.

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