As a result of the war unleashed by Azerbaijan on September 27, many residential and public buildings in various settlements of Artsakh were destroyed.
Google Earth recently made available satellite images of the cities of Stepanakert and Shushi, taken on October 9 and 17. They allow us to see the damage caused to the buildings of the cities as a result of the Azerbaijani shelling and bombardment.
There are at least two buildings in the city of Shushi, the extent of destruction and damage of which can be seen in satellite images.
The first building is the famous Ghazanchetsots Cathedral, which was hit twice by the Azerbaijani armed forces on October 8. The part of the roof of the cathedral which collapsed due to the shelling can be seen below.
On October 4, the Azerbaijani armed forces attacked the House of Culture in Shushi. The building was severely damaged, the roof of the hall completely collapsed. The journalist of Fip.am published a picture of the collapsed building on the next day.
There is major destruction in the Artsakh capital Stepanakert.
In early October, Azerbaijan struck the Stepanakert power plant several times, as a result of which the city was left without electricity. The effects of these strikes can be seen in satellite images.
On October 6, a part of a residential building on Sasuntsi Davit Street collapsed allegedly due to the use of an aerial bomb by the Azerbaijani side. A large pit appeared in the street, which can be seen in satellite images.
Other residential buildings were also destroyed. Here are three of them:
On Pushkin Street
On Admiral Isakov Avenue:
On Tigran Mets Avenue, near Freedom Square:
Note that this is only a part of the devastation. Azerbaijan continued to shell peaceful settlements until the end of the war on November 10. The Fact Investigation Platform will follow the publication of new satellite images by Google Earth. As soon as they appear, we will present to the public “before” and “after” satellite images of other buildings damaged and destroyed by Azerbaijani strikes in Stepanakert, Shushi and other settlements of Artsakh.