Map of Nagorno-Karabakh territory in a administrative building in Stepanakert destroyed during shelling. Photo by Armine Martirosyan for the Caucasian Knot

11 December 2020, 12:28

Stepanakert residents report everyday power outages

Power (electricity) outages in Stepanakert occur every day, the townspeople have complained. The power supply system in Nagorno-Karabakh works in the emergency mode, a source from a power company has explained.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Nagorno-Karabakh faced a shortage of energy after the agreement on the ceasefire had been signed. Out of 36 hydroelectric power plants (HPPs), only six remain in the region, and their capacities are insufficient to provide the supply of electricity to the entire population, the Ministry of Economy of the unrecognized republic reports.

Residents of Nagorno-Karabakh are constantly facing problems with infrastructure, Vardges Ovyan, a Stepanakert resident, has confirmed. "One day there is no gas; the next day there is no electricity; then, there is no Internet. Yesterday, there was no electricity and Internet; and today, the same," Mr Ovyan wrote in his Facebook page on December 7, whose words were translated by the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

His words were confirmed by Astkhik Petrosyan, a woman from the capital of the unrecognized republic. "The situation in Karabakh is so chaotic that it is impossible to understand from which side to expect the next threat," she told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

Before the aggravation of the conflict, Nagorno-Karabakh was supplied with electricity from Armenia through Karvachar (the Azerbaijani name is Kelbadjar) and Shinuair in the Syunik Region of Armenia. The power line from Shinuair is damaged; and it has not been possible to restore it yet, an employee of the enterprise in charge of supplying power to Nagorno-Karabakh told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent. "The damage can be repaired in a day, but negotiations are underway with the Azerbaijanis; and they have not yet reached an agreement. Azerbaijanis do not allow the restoration of the power line, which runs near Shusha," he said.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 11, 2020 at 07:13 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Armine Martirosyan Source: CK correspondent

All news
ДАННОЕ СООБЩЕНИЕ (МАТЕРИАЛ) СОЗДАНО И (ИЛИ) РАСПРОСТРАНЕНО ИНОСТРАННЫМ СРЕДСТВОМ МАССОВОЙ ИНФОРМАЦИИ, ВЫПОЛНЯЮЩИМ ФУНКЦИИ ИНОСТРАННОГО АГЕНТА, И (ИЛИ) РОССИЙСКИМ ЮРИДИЧЕСКИМ ЛИЦОМ, ВЫПОЛНЯЮЩИМ ФУНКЦИИ ИНОСТРАННОГО АГЕНТА.

December 06, 2021 22:54

December 06, 2021 22:21

  • EU prolongs sanctions against two Chechen law enforcers

    The European Union (EU) has prolonged for another year the sanctions for violations of human rights around the world, including the sanctions imposed on Abuzaid Vismuradov, the deputy chair of the Chechen government, supervising the law enforcement bloc, and former Argun police chief Ayub Kataev.

December 06, 2021 18:50

December 06, 2021 18:04

  • Head of “Gulagu.net” reports about death of a Chechen native in penal colony

    Today, Vladimir Osechkin, the head of the human rights project “Gulagu.net”, has reported that warders beat prisoners in a penal colony in the Primorsky Territory (Primorye), and after that Khusein Adakhanov, a native of Chechnya, who was serving his sentence in the penal colony, died. According to Vladimir Osechkin, as a result of a special operation by warders in the penal colony, about 150 prisoners were beaten, and other 16 people were severely injured.

December 06, 2021 17:43

News archive