ArmInfo. The Azerbaijani military that invaded the sovereign territory of Armenia continue to terrorize the Armenian population.
Thus, according to the report of Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan, on June 16, at about 5:30 am, 9 Azerbaijani servicemen stole a cow and a calf from a shepherd in Verin Shorzha.
"In particular, on the basis of the alarms received today, the Office of the Human Rights Defender found out that a resident of the Vardenis community, a shepherd of the pasture of the village of Verin Shorzha, woke up from the shots of Azerbaijanis at about 5:30am. He found that Azerbaijani soldiers were shooting at his livestock, which at that time was in an open area, in the immediate vicinity of his place of residence.
The shepherd discovered the loss of a cow and a newborn calf. Soon after that, he noticed that 9 armed Azerbaijani servicemen were driving a cow with a calf to their position, "the Ombudsman said, adding that the Azerbaijani military had opened fire on the shepherds who tried to return the cow. Human Rights Defender reported that as a result of these actions of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, another cow was injured. "Then the shepherds have seen as, 4 hours after the theft, at about 9:30 am, Azerbaijani soldiers slaughtered a cow.
The Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia specifically points out that this theft took place on the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia, and the Azerbaijani military personnel withdrew from their positions that are illegally located on the sovereign territory of Armenia.
These pastures are inhabited by seasonal workers; in the spring, summer and autumn months and graze their small and cattle in pastures (these places are usually called mountain pastures). They also live here with their families, and their right to graze animals on pastures is enshrined in legal documents and contracts.
In other words, Azerbaijani servicemen are committing flagrant criminal acts with the aim of depriving the citizens of the Republic of Armenia of their right to life, livestock, and the ability to receive family income. Moreover, they did not return animals recently stolen from citizens of the Republic of Armenia (in the villages of Kut, Gegharkunik region, Verin Shorzha, Aravus, Syunik region, Khnatsakh, etc.). This case once again proves that the protection of the rights of the population of the Republic of Armenia from the criminal actions of the armed forces of Azerbaijan requires the urgent creation of a security zone, "the statement of the Ombudsman of Armenia says. To note, this is not the first case of such behavior of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. Earlier, they stole 80 heads of cattle from the shepherds of the village of Kut, Gegharkunik region of Armenia. For more than a month, the Azerbaijani military, illegally invading the territory of the Republic of Armenia, from the silence of the international community, continue to terrorize the Armenian population.