BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense accused the Azerbaijani army of targeting the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (Ghazanchetsots Cathedral) in Shushi city.

According to the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Azerbaijani forces bombed the cathedral after launching several missiles towards the Karabakh region.

“What is the use of dialogue with those who bomb churches?” The official representative of the ministry, Artsron Hanfanisian, posted on Facebook, accompanied by pictures showing the damage caused by what appeared to be a missile falling on the dome of the cathedral.

The cathedral, which was built in the mid-nineteenth century, is considered one of the spiritual centers not only for Armenians from Karabakh, but for all Armenian people.

For its part, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense denied responsibility for the incident, asserting in a statement that “the information about the damage caused to the Church” has nothing to do with the hostilities carried out by the Azerbaijani army.

The statement said, “Unlike the Armenian forces, which destroyed in the bombing of the city of Ganja on 4 October civilian facilities and residential buildings, as well as the Imamzadeh complex, which is a religious architectural landmark, the Azerbaijani army does not target historical, cultural and especially religious buildings and monuments.”

Karabakh has witnessed since late last month a military escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the most violent in a quarter of a century.

Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share
ALSO READ  Azerbaijan drones destroy several Armenian vehicles: video

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
2 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-10-09 00:58

Azeris put MLRS inside cities to pose as victims of war crimes. This is inspired by Hamas and Hezbollah and is a double war crime

Therese Eminian Schoen
Therese Eminian Schoen
2020-10-21 22:02

I want to know why Israel is supplying cluster bombs to the Azeris. Will this conflict become another proxy war and what does Israel have to gain from it?
Despicable to bomb churches!