It has been calm since the morning in the village of Chinari in Armenia’s Tavush province bordering Azerbaijan. Shots were fired last evening, but there was no damage, Chinari village administrator Samvel Saghoyan said today at a discussion about the situation on the border.
“The situation escalated in early September. Arms of various calibers, including mortars, were used to open fire at the village. Luckily, there were no victims or large-scale destruction,” he noted.
A commission was set up to assess the amount of damage caused by the Azerbaijani side, Saghoyan said. The commission found that 17 homes were damaged, and residents of Chinari suffered material damage of 500,000 drams.
“We expect the Armenian government and the regional administration to pay compensation. In the past years, the damage was redressed in full,” the village administrator said.
He stressed that over that period the school and kindergarten of Chinari operated as usual.