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The situation in the border community of Kut, in Armenia’s Gegharkunik Province, remains the same. Kut village head Sima Chitchyan on Sunday told Armenian News-NEWS.am about this.

"It remains as it is; they [the Azerbaijani soldiers in the area] are sitting at the top, ours are at the bottom, and there is no news yet," the village prefect said.

Chitchyan said that not only the school, but also the houses in the village were under Azerbaijani target. "We have given the building and the school of the village administration to the military, there may not be classes either, but the children are in the village," added the village head.

Sima Chitchyan said that the pastures of the village are close to where the adversary is now located, and therefore it is not safe to take the animals to pastures.

According to the mayor of Kut, they have never been in such a situation, and that is why they are so worried about it. "It had not happened that the enemy came near the village and we saw [it] too. We have seen two wars, but we had not seen anything like that," said the village head.

Chitchyan said that the governor of Gegharkunik as well as the ombudsman and several MPs had visited the village, but these visits were ineffective, and the village mayor believes that it should be seen to it at the border that such problems would not arise again.

To note, the Azerbaijani military advanced in the border areas of Armenia’s Syunik and Gegharkunik Provinces a few days ago, and they have not retreated yet.

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