Armenia stated Thursday that Azerbaijani forces had shelled a historic cathedral in Nagorno-Karabakh’s metropolis of Shusha, the place AFP journalists noticed the church had suffered critical injury.
There was a gaping gap within the roof of the Ghazanchetsots (Holy Saviour) Cathedral, an iconic web site for the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Rubble was strewn in regards to the ground, pews had been knocked over and the inside was coated in mud from elements of the constructing’s limestone partitions that had been hit. A bit of its metallic roof had collapsed and fallen to the bottom exterior.
“Enemy Azerbaijan hit the symbol of Shushi — the Cathedral of Ghazanchetsots,” Armenian defence ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan stated on Telegram, utilizing the Armenian identify for town.
“There is no military, nothing strategic here, how can you target a church?” native resident Simeon, who lives close to the church, informed AFP.
“It is a very important cathedral for Armenians…. God will be the judge.”