In Jermuk, Vayots Dzor province, affected by the Azerbaijani aggression, one month later, the traces of rocket fire still remain. They were seen and recorded by the members of the Switzerland-Armenia friendship group that arrived in Armenia on a working visit.
Stefan Müller-Altermatt (Co-chairman of the Armenian-Swiss friendship group) - It is sad to see what the Azerbaijanis have done here. They spread terror in a peaceful environment. It's scary for me to see all this.
The parliamentarians toured the city and saw the damage done. The Co-chairman of the friendship group, Stefan Müller-Altermatt, emphasizes that this is not the first visit of Swiss deputies to Armenia, but this one is of particular importance after the aggression of Azerbaijan.
Stefan Müller-Altermatt - We want to send a clear message that we are here, we stand by our colleagues in the parliament and the whole country.
Michel Mater (Swiss Federal Member of Parliament) - We share the same values with the Armenian people: democracy, human rights and international law, and this is very important.
AZERBAIJAN'S ACTIONS SHOULD BE CONDEMNED: MATER
The military encroachments of the armed forces of Azerbaijan on the sovereign territory of Armenia and the tourist town of Jermuk have shocked the Swiss legislators. Federal deputy Michel Mater notes that Azerbaijan's actions must be condemned, adding that they took the first official step in that direction in Geneva.
Michel Mater - In the parliament of the canton of Geneva, we adopted a resolution condemning the aggression of September 13 and 14. This is the first step at the city level. Now we need to go further, take steps at the federal and national level.
As a result of the Azerbaijani aggression of September 13-14, 1 civilian was killed and 2 injured in Jermuk, the residents were evacuated. The armed forces of Azerbaijan targeted the Kechut reservoir, the city's ropeway, hotels and cafes. As a result of bombardment and shelling, gas pipes, power lines and communication cables were damaged in Jermuk, and 6 hectares of forested area caught fire. The existing curriculum in the city's schools resumed only after October 10, public transport is now operating, and almost all residents have returned. Local governments are taking inventory of the damage done to the city.