Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Azerbaijan fires at Armenian civilian settlements near Shushi


From the positions located near Shushi, particularly in the direction of Shosh and Mkhitarashen communities, on August 24, during the day, until late at night, the Azerbaijani side actively fired on the Armenian positions and the peaceful Armenian settlements located near them, ARMENPRESS reports Human Rights Defender of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan informed.

Fragments of various bullets from the shots fired in the direction of the Armenian positions located in front of the village of Mkhitarashen in the Askeran region reached the residential part of the village, and on August 24 at around 22:00 the house of one of the residents of the community suffered from the shots fired from the Shushi section.

‘’Azerbaijan’s behavior once again demonstrates that Azerbaijani positions adjacent to peaceful settlements should be removed from such settlements to a distance that it should not be possible to target civilian settlements directly, as they pose a direct and real threat to the life, health, other vital rights, physical and psychological  immunity of the people of Artsakh.

Due to the illegal actions of the Azerbaijani armed forces, the normal life and activities of the civilian population in the border settlements are disrupted.

I emphasize once again the need to introduce clear mechanisms for investigating incidents, which will allow the initiators of the incidents to be held accountable, preventing their reoccurrence’’, Gegham Stepanyan said.  

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