On September 27, the first day of the war, Levon did not call home. He called the following day and told his mother that everything was fine, there was no need to worry.
Relatives and friends visit the graves of those who died in last year's war in Artsakh.
The Yerevan Municipality told Hetq that Dalma Invest LLC, the
Mkhitar Arushanyan was the mayor of Karin Tak, a village in Artsakh just south of Shushi now under Azerbaijani control.
The following day, the retreating servicemen were deployed to an area near to where Eduard lay. They tried to approach the site but were repulsed by Azerbaijani artillery fire.
Vardan Mirzakhanyan was killed on November 7, 2020 in Shushi during the war. Their five-year-old son Alex died of an illness on February 2.
We spotted Azerbaijanis on the outskirts of Shushi before we reached the next peacekeeping checkpoint. They were repairing communication cables on the roadside.
Artsakh Presidential Chief of Staff Artak Beglaryan told Hetq today that the Artsakh will certainly have some sort of defense force, regardless of what it is formally called.
Hetq spoke with Grisha Hovhannisyan, Head of Artsakh’s Shushi District Administration, about the social, housing, resettlement and other issues faced by displaced residents of villages in the district now under Azerbaijani control. We met him in a St
The airport will service both military and civilian flights.
Kamo was a veterinarian in Shushi. Artur, Kamo's father, was the commander of the village self-defense detachment. Artur assumed the position after the death of the first commander during the self-defense battles in the village of Karin Tak in 1992.
The war took away her house, property and husband.
I ask Angela what she wants. She says her wish is unrealistic. She wants the boy to be the way he was before the war.
"We kept saying, 'Get married, start a family.' He told us he’d do so in January, when he turned thirty.”
Protesters demanding the resignation of Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan demonstrated outside the Government Building in Yerevan today.
Armenian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mesrop Arakelyan told Hetq that an estimated 80,000 Artsakh residents are now living in Armenia due to the war.
He called for a comprehensive review of past government failures and shortcomings and the drafting of a practical agenda to implement the necessary reforms.
This video was taken on November 13, on the road from Stepanakert to Karmir Shuka. We met these volunteers still manning their positions.
Kristine Kalashyan returned to Stepanakert on November 21. Joining her were her mother, sister, and the children. No one met them in Stepanakert. They rented two taxis. Her mother, sister and the children left for Martakert.
Artsakh residents who fled to Armenia during the recent war in Artsakh continue returning home. Here, Artsakh residents arrive in Stepanakert today on buses provided by the Yerevan Municipality.
The road through Berdzor is closed. On the way, we saw people evacuating the Karvatchar region. Here are photos of other scenes we encountered on the road to Stepanakert.
Hetq’s film crew visited different parts of Artsakh to document the ongoing deployment of Russian peacekeepers. The following video shows the deployment on November 13 and 14.
Thousands gathered today in Yerevan’s Liberty Square and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan for signing the November 10 declaration to halt the war in Artsakh.
The document calls for the return of certain “liberated” territories to Azerbaijan and the intervention of Russian peacekeepers.
The Azerbaijani military today targeted the Artsakh towns of Stepanakert, Shushi and Martakert with Smerch rockets. This is the aftermath in Shushi.
Azerbaijani armed forces today targeted the Artsakh capital Stepanakert and Shushi. Rocket fire hit residential areas and urban infrastructure in both towns. Here’s what the damage looked like in Stepanakert.
Azerbaijani armed forces today targeted the maternity hospital in the Artsakh capital Stepanakert.
A Hetq team of reporters covering the war in the northeast section of Artsakh had the chance to talk to a group of volunteers patrolling the frontline.
Video: Karabakh Frontline - Oct. 25
Shahumyan native Mamikon Avanyan arrived from Russia as soon as he heard news about the fighting. He says there are many more in Russia who want to make it to Artsakh.
Yesterday afternoon, Azerbaijan targeted Shushi’s Holy Savior (Ghazanchetsots) Cathedral twice with rocket fire. Here’s the aftermath.
Today, Azerbaijan, violating all possible international norms, launched rocket attacks on the Holy Savior Cathedral (Ghazanchetsots) in Shushi, one of the symbols not only of the Armenian fortress city, but also of Artsakh.
The Hetq correspondents also report that the sound of an Azerbaijani drone explosion was heard on the way to Stepanakert.
This is what Hadrout, a town of some 4,100 in Artsakh's southeast region, looked like after Azerbaijani missiles hit on October 2.
This is what the Artsakh capital of Stepanakert looks after Azerbaijani artillery units indiscriminately targeted the town of some 55,000 on October 2.
The guys barely leave their shelter when an order is received to prepare to fire. The guns start working.
Residents of Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh, take refuge from Azerbaijani shelling.
Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan today, in Stepanakert, met with men who have volunteered to fight alongside Armenian servicemen on the border with Azerbaijan.
Construction waste has been dumped in the area called "Korean Gorge" in the Yerevan’s Arabkir Administrative District since Soviet times.
One of the damaged homes belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Samvel Udoumyan. When a Hetq camera crew arrived on the scene on July 15, Samvel was tending to the trees, and his wife Hasmik was watering their garden’s cucumber plants.
Half joking, Norik’s father Nado says they wash their hands with vodka, in addition to imbibing the spirit with meals.
Svetlana says that they have been living together for forty years, but she has just started to understand her husband. Simon's mind wandered into space. As he talked, Svetlana was hunched over, picking greens.
This video shows a snippet of life in Yerevan after yesterday’s government decision to severely restrict the movement of people to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Armenia: Ararat Valley Village Life Under State of Emergency
Those opposed to the Amulsar gold mine in Armenia today demonstrated outside the Presidential Palace in Yerevan.
On the way to Kapan, the provincial capital of Syunik, many tourists mistake Armenia’s largest tailings dump for a beautiful lake, a “blue gem”.
Photos of oil-soaked storks, Armenia’s non-official state bird, recently appeared in the local social media, causing a minor public uproar.
Hetq has started to investigate leasing contracts of state-owned forest lands in Armenia.
Flowers, tears, laughter, memories…