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 harm.
There was a gaping gap within the roof of the Ghazanchetsots (Holy Saviour) Cathedral, an iconic website for the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Rubble was strewn in regards to the flooring, pews have been knocked over and the inside was coated in mud from elements of the constructing’s limestone partitions that had been hit. A piece of its metallic roof had collapsed and fallen to the bottom outdoors.
“Enemy Azerbaijan hit the image of Shushi — the Cathedral of Ghazanchetsots,” Armenian defence ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan stated on Telegram, utilizing the Armenian title for town.
“There isn’t a navy, nothing strategic right here, how are you going to goal a church?” native resident Simeon, who lives close to the church, instructed AFP.
“It’s a essential cathedral for Armenians…. God would be the choose.”