About 80% of buildings in the city of Martuni were damaged by shelling. The mayor of the city of Martuni in Nagorno-Karabakh Edik Avanesyan stated this to journalists, reports RIA Novosti reports, per Sputnik Armenia.
“There is a lot of destruction, about 70-80% of the city has been destroyed. Kindergartens, houses and schools have been damaged,” Avanesyan said.
According to him, not only Martuni himself suffered, but also eight other settlements in the Martuni region.
Before the war, the city had a little over 6 thousand inhabitants. During active hostilities, about 400 people remained here, now about a thousand have returned.
The heads of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan – Vladimir Putin, Nikol Pashinyan and Ilham Aliyev, adopted a joint statement on a ceasefire in Karabakh. According to the statement made by the President of the Russian Federation, a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh came into force on November 10. The Armenian side agreed to a number of territorial concessions.
To control the ceasefire and military operations, a peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation is deployed in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the amount of 1,960 servicemen, 90 armored personnel carriers, 380 units of automobile and special equipment.