Today, Azerbaijani Armed Forces targeted and bombed the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shushi, Artsakh, per the Armenian Unified Infocenter, Armenian Ministry of Defense.
Holy Savior Cathedral (Սուրբ Ամենափրկիչ մայր տաճար), commonly referred to as Ghazanchetsots (Ղազանչեցոց) is an Armenian Apostolic cathedral in Shushi, Artsakh. It is the seat of the Diocese of Artsakh of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
It was built between 1868 and 1887, the cathedral was consecrated in 1888. It was damaged during the March 1920 massacre of Armenians of the city by Azerbaijanis and experienced a decades-long decline, well into the Soviet period. During the Artsakh Liberation War, Azerbaijan used the cathedral as an armory to store hundreds of missiles. It was restored in the aftermath of the war and reconsecrated in 1998. A landmark of Shushi and Artsakh, it has become an icon for the Artsakh Armenian cause. Standing 35 meters (115 ft) high, Ghazanchetsots is one of the largest Armenian churches in the world.