Shusha: 23 years under Armenian occupation

Baku: 23 years have passed since Shusha city of Azerbaijan was occupied by Armenian armed forces.

The occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh ended as Azerbaijan’s city having ancient, rich history and culture was occupied by Armenian armed forces.

With this Armenians actually achieved separation of the region from Azerbaijan. As a result of the occupation of Shusha, 480 civilians were killed, 600 wounded, 22,000 displaced. 68 people were taken hostage by the Armenians. Nothing is known about their fate. As a result of the occupation, a number of historical-cultural monuments in Shusha were destroyed by Armenians. Here include 279 religious, historical and cultural monuments, as well as Khan cave, Gakhal cave, Shusha castle.

Armenians destroyed or misappropriated a number of Azerbaijani monuments. They destroyed 7 pre-school facilities, 22 schools, cultural, agricultural technical schools, 8 culture houses, 14 clubs, 20 libraries, 2 cinemas, 3 museums and factory of Eastern musical instruments.

As a result of the occupation of Shusha by Armenian armed forces on May 8 in 1992, 289 sq km of Azerbaijan’s territory went to the control of Armenians.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency