A large fire broke out at a building materials warehouse in Stepanakert (the capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) after the shelling of the city. This was announced on Saturday, October 3, by the Izvestia correspondent from the scene.
“We were in the place where the shell fell. Here the warehouse and nearby are the power lines, which, according to the authorities, were hit, ”the correspondent said.
The footage shows that the flames completely destroyed the building. Residents of a residential building nearby took refuge in the basement, rescuers are trying to prevent the spread of fire to other buildings.
Earlier that day, air-raid sirens went off in the Karabakh capital, after which artillery shells exploded in the city. As a result of the impact, the power plant was also damaged, and a fire broke out there. According to the deputy of the Armenian parliament Arman Abovyan, who is in the city, Stepanakert is completely de-energized.
On Saturday morning, the city was also shelled. There are no casualties, there is no information on the victims.
The day before, a rocket fell 2 km from the residential areas of the Karabakh capital. Izvestia obtained a video of a house in Stepanakert that had been damaged by shelling. As you can see in the footage, the iron doors in the building have been torn out, not a single apartment has survived, the cars parked near the house are broken.
Another aggravation of the situation in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic occurred on September 27 this year. Armenia and Azerbaijan blamed each other for shelling and killed among the military and civilians.
Armenia has repeatedly accused Turkey of participating in the battles on the side of Azerbaijan. Ankara and Baku deny this information, while the Turkish authorities expressed their readiness to provide assistance to the Azerbaijani side upon request.
Russia, France, the United States and the UN called on the parties to a ceasefire and a peaceful settlement of the conflict.