Vahe Mkrtchyan was a member of the discussion group at the university.
As fellow students say, after classes, Vahe often gathered a group in the library, held debates, and gave assignments.
Once my classmates said that they were hungry and wanted to go home, the very next day Vahe came with food, put it on the table, saying: “Here is food for you, so that you don’t look for reasons.”
At the university, Vahe studied Azerbaijani.
His relatives asked him not to talk about this in the army, fearing his participation in special missions.
Vahe was a volunteer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for several months, planning after graduating from university to continue his studies abroad and become an experienced diplomat.
On July 24, 2019, Vahe was drafted into the army.
Having received high scores in the exam, the tuition fee was reduced.
I was looking forward to being called up so that after returning from the army, I could study with my friends on the same course.
Served in Karvachar.
I was pleased with the service.
Vahe asked his parents for a map of Armenia and books, and studied English with one of the soldiers.
Vahe was called “chief of staff” by his colleagues.
The last time the family spoke with Vahe was on September 29.
“We are at the highest place – 3600 meters, no one can reach such a height,” but at that time Vahe participated in fierce battles.
On the night of September 29, Vahe was killed by Bayraktar,
was the only casualty of that day.
Vahe Mkrtchyan was posthumously awarded the medal “For Military Service”, previously he was awarded the order “Brave Warrior”.
In a conversation with my mother, he jokingly said that he would return from the army with five more medals on his chest, like the grandfathers who participated in the war.