Zhora was the oldest of his family’s three children (all sons), who, along with his younger brother, Arsen, was serving in the Armenian Armed Forces. A native of Darbnik village (Ararat province), Zhora was killed near Jabrail (Jrakan), and his body was among the 18 tortured bodies that were returned to the Armenian side in mi-April.
The young man was described as very active and courageous by family members and teachers. Zhora’s father, Arthur, was the bus driver for the village, whose work provided him with the opportunity to care for his three sons and his sick wife, but he lost his job after his son’s death and the family is now in a difficult financial situation.
Yesayan’s family was given $1,000.