Azeris destroy domes of Armenian church in Karabakh's Shushi

Azeris destroy domes of Armenian church in Karabakh's Shushi

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Azerbaijanis have destroyed the domes of Saint John the Baptist Church, commonly known as Kanach Zham (Green Chapel), in the city of Shushi, which has come under Azerbaijan's control in the recent war against Nagorno-Karabakh.

A photo of an Azerbaijani soldier that has been shared online features the church standing in the background, but the domes are gone in another one.

Video and photo evidence of Azerbaijan's vandalism against the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Shushi, the St. Astvatsatsin Church of Mekhakavan and other Armenian cultural sites has been published too.

The ancient Armenian monasteries of Dadivank and Amaras, the ruins and the archeological site of Tigranakert, and hundreds of other historic monuments will be left to Azerbaijan, under a statement on the cessation of hostilities in Karabakh. At the moment, Russian peacekeepers have been deployed to the area near Dadivank to ensure the safety of both the church and the perishoners.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev have signed a statement to end the war in Karabakh after almost 45 days. Karabakh (Artsakh) President Arayik Harutyunyan has said he has agreed to the deal signed by Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan.

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