Debris of a residential quarter, October 6, 2020. Photo: David Kagramanyan / Pan photo / Reuters

12 October 2020, 10:45

Truce fails to save Stepanakert townspeople from night shelling

Fearing renewed shelling, residents of Stepanakert decided not to leave their shelters. Despite the ceasefire agreement in the conflict zone, sounds of missile attacks were heard in the city the whole night on October 11, they complained.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the fighting in the conflict zone began on September 27, and at midday on October 10, a ceasefire agreement in the conflict zone entered into force. However, the parties continued accusing each other of violating the ceasefire.

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From midnight to early morning on October 11, Stepanakert was subjected to artillery and air attacks, residents of the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

"It was a terrible night; even in the shelter, airstrikes were heard; large missiles were fired. It's good that we did not believe [the ceasefire statements] and remained in the shelters," said Tanya Asryan.

Anton Tadevosyan, a Stepanakert resident, said that townspeople continued staying in shelters. According to his story, they did not believe that the truce would be observed; and, therefore, "didn't rush to leave shelters even after the conclusion of the humanitarian truce agreement."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 11, 2020 at 09:57 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Alvard Grigoryan Source: CK correspondent

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