Enemy Opened Fire to the Village of Movses 

  • by Western Armenia, April 10, 2024 in Politics

"They fired at the village, the shrapnel stuck to the house," said Slavik Babayan, a resident of the house that came under Azerbaijani fire on April 5, in a conversation with Forrights.am. According to him, the shots were heard until 4-5 in the morning. "They shot from time to time, they shot irregularly," he said.

Fragments of the enemy's shots broke the glass and fell inside, on the minor children, 12 and 14 years old, lying on the bed under the window.

They moved to Movses village six months ago, after being forcibly displaced from Artsakh. They wanted to live in Syunik, but no house was found.

Slavik says about the shootings: "The children have gone through these  so much, we have lived in that condition for three years in the Red Market, it has become normal. This is our homeland, and it is our neighbor," he said.

The relatives who were forcibly displaced from Artsakh live in Slavik's neighboring house. Slavik's aunt says that these shootings are difficult for them after the forced displacement.

Apart from Slavik's house, other houses were also damaged in the village of Movses, as well as gravestones.

Residents are particularly saddened by the fact that the enemy's bullets damaged the gravestone of the martyr of the war. They pointed out that the flag of Eastern Armenia is flying near the gravestone, the enemy deliberately targeted that part.

Slavik and his family were forcibly displaced from Artsakh on September 19, 2023, after the Azerbaijani attack.

Slavik says that he has no intention of leaving the village of Movses.