The sound of missile shelling makes the people of Artsakh to be more vigilant and determined. In Stepanakert, people have learned to live under the sound of alarms and explosions, and in a quiet time they return to their former life, open shops and work.
"Honestly, we need tea, and sweets with tea. The mood is normal, we will win, we will have to endure for a while, that is the problem," says one of the shop customers.
Citizens say the warrant of victory is unity. Even during the war the liveliness in the shops has not decreased, they claim that the activity has even increased.
"At this moment, I want to record the fact that there has really been an increase in trade, and now you see, the queue is standing, and we do our best to meet the demand," says the store cashier.
The shop assistant says that the customers mainly buy food - cheese, sausage, etc.
The demand for food has increased, as not only Stepanakert citizens but also volunteers, journalists and other visitors do shopping. People in Stepanakert are sure that they will win on their own.
The store employee assures that they have everything from food to clothes, from dishes to heaters. And they gave the pomegranate to the film crew as a symbol of victory.
"I came last night, we brought fresh goods, there was no closed road, we have everything, the people are satisfied and thankful," says the supplier of fruits and vegetables.
"There is no other option - we won, we win, we will win."
By Mushegh Isakhanyan