Baku, Azerbaijan – One of the ballistic missiles fired by Armenia at Ganja, the second largest city in Azerbaijan, hit the home of an Armenian family of Azerbaijani citizens. Mina Gregorian, 77, who was pulled from the wreckage of the house where 5 people were injured, said: “I was having breakfast with my grandchildren. They dropped a bomb on our house. Our sin is what we do,” he rebelled.
Armenia, which was unable to resist the advance of the Azerbaijani army in Karabakh, continues to hit civilian targets. One of 5 ballistic missiles fired at Ganja, Armenia, hit the House where the Armenian family lived.
The House of an Armenian family of Azerbaijani citizens was completely destroyed, while 5 people from your family were left under the rubble. Neighbors pulled out what was left of the wreckage by digging up the ground with their hands.
We heard the story of an Armenian family living in Azerbaijan who were hit by a missile by Armenia. Family’s Mina Gregorian, who was pulled from the wreckage of their home and taken to hospital, has described her horror at the hospital where she was treated:
“I was having breakfast with my grandchildren, my children. They dropped a bomb on our house. Our house was destroyed,I was buried. I had pieces of glass and stone in my face, my mouth was filled with dirt. I wanted to ask for help, because my mouth was filled with dirt, I couldn’t scream.
I pulled my hand out of the ground and waved for help. My Azerbaijani neighbors saw my hand, and they came and pulled me out of the ground and brought me to the hospital. Can a bomb be thrown at a person sitting in their house?
What they want from us innocent people, they hit us with bombs. What a conscience.”When we asked her age, Madame Mina laughed, “son, I’m 77, I’ll be 78 in 2 months. They were going to kill me before I could see my 78,” he said.
Mina Gregorian, 77, said: “I pulled my hand out of the ground and waved for help. My Azerbaijani neighbors saw my hand, they came and saved me, they rushed me to the hospital. Can a bomb be thrown at a person sitting in their house?”he told me in his words.
In recent days, Armenia has targeted Ganja, the second largest city in Azerbaijan, and the surrounding civilian areas.
The Ganja Corridor, which is located around Armenian-occupied Karabakh and is 100 kilometers wide, is the most important crossing connecting neighboring Azerbaijan to Russia and Iran to the Western world.
Named after ganja, the second largest city in Azerbaijan, which is constantly the target of missiles, the ‘corridor’ is the transit point of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil Pipeline, TANAP and Baku-Supsa gas pipelines.
Fiber optic cables connecting western Europe to the Caucasus, the E-60 highway connecting Europe to China and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway pass through this very critical region. Western countries use the Ganja Corridor extensively to bypass Iran and Russia in their trade with the East.
Armenia, which has not achieved military success in Nagorno-Karabakh, is targeting civilian infrastructures and areas close to energy transitions. In the ganja Corridor, Azerbaijan’s critical infrastructure is moving in a very narrow area.
Rusif Huseynov, director of the Think Tank Topchubashov Center, said that the Ganja Corridor has been under threat for years because it is the closest area to Karabakh, and that the pressure on the ‘corridor’ will end after the Azerbaijani army re-annexes Karabakh to its territory.
Researcher Cavidan Ahmethanli noted that the Ganja Corridor is the easiest area for Armenia to attack.
Civil war settlements and the areas of infrastructure attacks to ahmethanli who wanted to give the reason for Azerbaijan, because Azerbaijan did not declare war on anybody so far in a region that is considered its own territory by international law regulates the operation said.
3 countries, the United States, France and Russia, who are co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, reported that the Karabakh conflict is unacceptable and strongly condemned the violence in which civilian centers were targeted.
At least 260 people, including civilians from both sides, were killed in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, which entered its second week.
Armenia also fired missiles at the Azerbaijani city of Mingechevir, which is 80 kilometers from the front line where the clashes took place. 5 civilians were injured in the attack. One of 5 missiles fired by Armenia hit the power plant.
Fortunately, it didn’t explode by chance. The industrial city of Mingechevir is home to the country’s critical power plant, which provides 50 percent of Azerbaijan’s electricity.
The Azerbaijani army continues to advance rapidly. The Azerbaijani flag is hoisted on the territory liberated from the occupation of Armenia. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry shared images of the erecting of the Azerbaijani flag at the police station raided by Mubarak Ibrahimov, who was killed after a stand-alone confrontation in 2010 on the Terter front of Nagorno-Karabakh under Armenian occupation.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev also posted on social media about the liberated areas, saying, ” Love to the Azerbaijani army! Karabakh Is Azerbaijan!”he announced it with a message.
According to Russian media reports, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has fed up with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, whom he has often tried to call by phone in recent days. Russian state television channel Rossiya-1”, published by Moscow, Kremlin, Putin” Putin news program last week, bringing to how busy the screen, “the ministers held a video conference with President Vladimir Putin’s cabinet, even as the phone was ringing.
Picking up the phone that rang in the middle of the meeting, Putin turned off the handset after saying he was busy at the moment without saying who was on the other side and would call him later.It will remain a mystery as to who telephoned, but the Kremlin press office is known to have disclosed that day that Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had requested a series of phone calls with Putin. Putin’s phone in the meeting room did not shut up, and his aides both handed him written notes on a piece of paper,” the statement said.
Putin called for an “urgent ceasefire” in Karabakh to be declared. In a statement, the Kremlin said Putin had discussed the clashes, which led to serious casualties, with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and called on the parties to implement a ceasefire immediately.
As Pashinyan tried to reach Putin by phone, the previous day, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev called the Armenian prime minister: “before the events of September 27, I said to Armenia ‘come one on one’ to fight. What happened now? Pashinyan is looking for a world leader every day. I didn’t call anyone. People was looking for me. But he didn’t call, beg, send messengers, shut up at his feet.”
Russia, which has consistently maintained its neutrality in the conflict, yesterday sent a private plane carrying senior Russian officials to the Armenian capital Yerevan. According to the air vehicle tracking system, the special IL-96 aircraft took off from the Russian capital Moscow on Monday at 09.14 am and landed in Yerevan. The plane left Yerevan at 14.40. Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu was allegedly on board the plane from Russia. An Armenian government spokesman confirmed that the plane had arrived from Russia, but did not provide information about the passengers.