ArmInfo.The Azerbaijani Armed Forces fired at high-voltage power lines through which Armenia supplies electricity to Iran in large volumes. Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures Gnel Sanosyan stated this on September 29 at a meeting with ambassadors accredited in Armenia in the village of Kut, Gegharkunik region of Armenia.
<It may seem that the power lines were accidentally shelled, however, for 12 hours, the Azerbaijani armed forces did not allow the specialists to restore the power lines. "Every time they (specialists - ed. note) tried to get closer to the lines, they were targeted and had to go back," the minister said. As a result, according to him, due to excess electricity, Armenia was forced to halve the capacity of the nuclear power plant, as well as the Yerevan Thermal Power Plant and a number of other power plants. <Our entire energy system was deliberately disrupted, we were not allowed to restore it for hours. This is a typical description of the fact that civilian infrastructure was clearly targeted>, the head of the MTUI emphasized. He recalled that several shells fell into the Kechut reservoir, which today is completely filled with water. Fortunately, there is no damage, he noted, adding that it is not difficult to predict the consequences if the dam were damaged.
On September 13, at 00:05, Azerbaijani Armed Forces units began intensive shelling of Armenian positions from artillery and large-caliber guns in the direction of Sotk, Vardenis, Goris, Kapan, Artanish, Ishkhanasar using UAVs. Attacks are also being made on civilian infrastructure facilities. On the evening of September 14, it was announced that an agreement had been reached on a ceasefire. According to the statement of the Security Council of the Republic of Armenia dated September 19, as a result of the aggression, the number of those killed and missing reaches 207,( including civilians -3 killed, 2 missing). <293 servicemen and 3 civilians were wounded, 20 servicemen were taken prisoner. There is evidence of cases of torture, mutilation, dismemberment of captured or wounded Armenian servicemen by Azerbaijanis, and thus unlawful killing>, the statement says. It is noted that the Azerbaijani Armed Forces shelled 36 settlements, including the communities of Goris, Sisian, Kapan, Jermuk, Vardenis, Teh, Geghamasar, as a result of which 192 residential buildings, 3 hotels, 2 schools, 1 medical institution, 1 banquet hall, 4 stables burned down completely or partially. 7 energy infrastructures, 5 water supply infrastructures, 3 gas pipelines, 1 bridge, 2 highways, 1 street were damaged. 2 ambulances, 4 private cars were targeted.