Border villages turn to ICRC for help

Azerbaijan continues shelling border villages in Armenia’s Tavush region. Heads of border Chinari and Movses villages have applied to the International Committee of the Red Cross, asking the ICRC to interfere, Head of Movses village Ararat Avalyan told A1+.

He says the ongoing shelling has made farming impossible in the border villages: people are unable to harvest the crop.

“As soon as they see a machine working on the fields, they resume shelling. On Sunday, July 20 agricultural machines came under Azeri fire and people were forced to discontinue the work and hide. If the shooting continues we shall be unable to bring harvest from the fields,” said the headman of Movses village.