The People of Artsakh are Ready to Protect the Villages of Tavush

  • by Western Armenia, April 01, 2024 in Politics
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"Armenians cannot succumb Artsakh. It is necessary to demand that negotiations begin regarding the return of Artsakh citizens to Artsakh. Our salvation is in the return.

But there must be conditions for Baku  and Turks to leave Artsakh, so that not only the international peacekeepers, but also the reborn Armenian army of Artsakh are the guarantors of the security of the Armenians in Artsakh.

Before it's too late, Armenians must unite to defend the rights to their historical lands. Start with the return of Artsakh and the defense of Tavush.

We, the people of Artsakh, are ready to protect the villages of Tavush."

This was  said by Hrant Shirinyan, head of the Maghavuz community of the Martakert region of Artsakh, in a conversation with Step1.am.

He said that on September 19, Maghavuz, like all settlements of Artsakh, was subjected to continuous ground and air shelling.

He said that on September 19, Maghavuz, like all settlements of Artsakh, was subjected to continuous ground and air shelling. When relative peace was established, he decided to immediately evacuate the residents to Stepanakert.

"In order for that men  will be able to join and protect our soldiers in the locations, we decided not to leave women, children, and the elderly in the village. if the enemy enters the village, there will be massacre.

We have already started receiving news about the killing of  civilians by Azerbaijanis  from various villages near the border. So I decided to evacuate everyone. Much later, the peacekeepers began to evacuate the population of Drombon and other villages.

He mentioned that the battles with the enemy in the positions continued until the moment when they were informed that the command of the Artsakh Armed Forces gave an order to lay down the weapons.

Shirinyan noted with regret that the deportation scattered the people of Maghavuz  all over Armenia.

Due to financial and social difficulties, each family survives as best they can.

"A compact lifestyle will be the best solution. It would enable fellow villagers to support each other and it would be easier to adapt.

The identity and characteristics characteristic of each village of Martakert will be preserved.

And in case of return, it will be possible to return with the community. But, unfortunately, the government of Eastern Armenia does not have such a program, and there are no sponsors for such purposes."