Azerbaijan destroys school in Madatashen village in Artsakh, a house of culture, monument and damages St. Astvatsatsin church
Azerbaijan destroyed Madatashen village school, its culture house, monument, and damaged St. Astvatsatsin Church, reported Monumentwatch.org, which monitors the cultural heritage of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh )
According to satellite photos from October 10, Azerbaijanis destroyed the school in Madatashen village in the Askeran region and hit the wall of the church next to the school. The village hall and the cultural center were also located in this school.
Next to the church there was a monument dedicated to the victims of the Artsakh liberation war in the early 1990s, and this monument was also destroyed by the Azerbaijanis immediately after their current occupation of the village.
The respective video released by the Azerbaijani side clearly shows how an armed Azerbaijani soldier smashes, dismantles and destroys the monument to the heroes of the Artsakh liberation war, smashes their photos and is happily photographed against the background of this destroyed cultural heritage. . Note, the video that was made before the Azerbaijani occupation proves that the aforementioned school and the adjacent monument were standing at the time.
The history of Madatashen village dates back to the mid-17th century, and it was named after Russian Army General Valerian Madatov, whose cattle ranches were located in this area. St. Astvatsatsin Church in this village was built in 1904, and its wall and roof were also damaged.
The Madatashen village school, the house of culture and the church are not part of the new road construction by Azerbaijan, and it is not excluded that the building stones obtained as a result of the destruction of these cultural treasures are used by Azerbaijanis as road retaining walls.