Sargis Aghjoyan was born on August 7, 1987 in the village of Mets Aragyal of the Ninotsminda region. He lived there until the age of 12, then moved to Ninotsminda with his family. After graduating from high school in Ninotsminda, he renounced Georgian citizenship and obtained citizenship of the Republic of Armenia in order to be admitted and study at the Military University named after the Minister of Defense Vazgen Sargsyan.
From 2005 to 2009, he studied and graduated as a detective at the military university and was immediately transferred to Artsakh to serve there. He was appointed commander of the intelligence platoon, then the company, and for the last two years he served as deputy commander of intelligence unit N for morale and psychology with the rank of major. During the war, he went to the front as a scout, first to Mataghis, then to Hadrut.
During a firefight with the enemy near Hadrut, Major Aghjoyan died from a gunshot wound to the neck. “It seemed to me that he was the deputy commander of the military unit, he will not go to the front. Before he leaves, there are so many people who will leave. When he called, his voice was always calm , I was as calm as he was in the military unit, but in fact he was among the first to leave. A friend from the service says that three members of their military unit refused to leave and he was one of the first to leave,” says his wife Narine Sargsyan.
Sargis from Javakhk and Narine from Artsakh met for the first time in 2010. In the courtyard of the church in Stepanakert. Narine says the Church united them, but also divided them. She also received the news of her husband’s death in the Gyumri cemetery. “God so wanted us to meet in front of his house and part ways in front of his house,” says Narine.
On June 30, 2011, Narine’s birthday, the couple got married. They were married for seven days and nights, first in Artsakh, then in Javakhk.
Narine fondly remembers every minute and second of the 9 years of her life with her husband, despite the fact that they overcame many difficulties together. In May 2017, after a second heavy pregnancy, Sargs and Narine’s twins, Hovhannes and Maria, were born.
“After these difficulties, it seemed that life began to smile, that there should not have been any difficulties, and then the war began. As if life was supposed to continue for us, to live, to enjoy, but it ended,” Narine explains.
Narine is angry at the lands taken from Artsakh and given to the enemy. We cannot accept the idea that “the Turk stepped on the blood of her husband” and that the lands were ceded, the lands that the husband defended selflessly and face to face with the enemy.
“On the day of signing the contract, November 9, I felt the same as on October 18 when I heard the news of the death of my husband. Before that, I said: let’s at least win, let’s say that we obtain a victory at the price of blood. Now, what shall we say…” said Narine.