YEREVAN. – Hraparak newspaper writes: 40 percent of [Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) capital] Stepanakert has been destroyed, but a significant part of the population does not leave [their] hometown. Yesterday, Stepanakert Mayor Davit Sargsyan told our journalist about this. "There are different layers of people who do not want to leave their land and water—even in these conditions. According to our calculations, about 30 percent [of the local residents] is [still] in the city."
The mayor said that it has been relatively calm in the city for two days, and virtually no [Azerbaijani army] UAVs appear in the skies of Stepanakert. "The war continues, but to say they [Azerbaijanis] are striking the city—no."
According to the mayor, the infrastructures damaged by the adversary have already been repaired. "[Natural] gas, water, electricity, everything is there. Most of the people are in shelters, and we, the government, take care of their food issue," he said.