Remains of WWII Armenian Soldier to Be transferred from Ukraine

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KIEV (Armenpress) — On July 12, the ceremonial transfer of Jr. Sgt. Sedrak Aghajanyan’s remains to Armenia was held in Kiev, Ukraine. He had died in 1941 during battles near Malyn, the Union of Armenians of Ukraine said, according to local media.

Aghajanyan’s remains were discovered by Vertical, a search organization.

Aghajanyan’s remains had been missing for more than 75 years. Several items were found with the remains, including his ID. It was further revealed that in the outset of the war he had married a Ukrainian woman named Galya Zhmuyde.

The ceremonial transfer of the remains was held in Ukraine’s national military history museum, and was attended by Armenia’s Ambassador Andranik Manukyan and other officials.

The soldier’s remains will be buried in Armenia.

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