Gazanfar Farzaliev, who came under fire during the aggravation of the Karabakh conflict. Screenshot of the video by "Meydan.TV"

08 April 2021, 04:37

"Meydan.TV": Azeri victims of shelling complain about meagre compensations

Residents of Azerbaijani villages and towns, who came under fire during the aggravation of the Karabakh conflict, have declared that authorities had violated their promises of paying compensations for destroyed houses.

During the last autumn aggravation of the Karabakh conflict, those civilians who became forced migrants 30 years ago also came under fire, the "Meydan.TV" has noted.

On October 17, 2020, a shell hit the house of Gazanfar Farzaliev located in the village of Yenikend, Terter District, where his refugee family from Agdam lives. He took part in the Karabakh War in the early 1990s, but failed to achieve the allowance due to war veterans. He claims that his family has received no compensation to this day.

The Guliev family was evacuated from the village of Zangishaly, Agdam District, after the start of the last fall's hostilities. On October 7, a shell hit their empty house, which is now dangerous to live in; however, the state commission has appointed a meagre compensation of 800 manats (about USD 470), Vidadi Guliev said with indignation.

A similar compensation, of 1000 manats (about USD 588), was paid out to Tarana Gasanova, a resident of Ganja. During shelling in last October, her family lost their house and a car. Their neighbours perished – the woman saw their dead bodies extracted from under the ruins. Tarana says that her daughter now needs psychological help.

The material of the "Meydan.TV" also contains interviews Armenian refugees. Gyulnara Stepanyan, a refugee from Gadrut, has said that she wants to return, but finds it impossible to live next to Azerbaijanis "after what they had done to us."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 7, 2021 at 04:43 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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