The “De-occupation of Hadrut” NGO has posted on its Facebook page photos of Hadrut seized by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces and added a note. It reads as follows: “Based on the results of the first Soviet census held in 1926, Hadrut region had a population of 25,247, of which 24,685 (98%) were Armenians.There were 93 churches and monasteries of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church in the region. There were also temples of the pagan-Christian period of Great Armenia (2nd- 5th centuries).
There were old Armenian cemeteries near almost every church. Today, Hadrut is in the hands of barbarians, who violently displaced the indigenous people and are disrespectfully destroying historical monuments without any respect.”