The night from Wednesday to Thursday had been calm. It was the first time that the guns had died down a bit since the start of the Azerbaijani offensive last Sunday.
In Stepanakert, the capital of the de facto independent republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, the spokesperson for “President” Vahram Poghosian welcomed this Thursday morning during his daily “press point”.
As a result, the journalists, who had been waiting for this for several days, finally obtained from the Armenian and Karabakhtsi officials the right to leave Stepanakert to approach the “contact line” and go and see the damage caused by the Azerbaijani shells in some localities.
Untill now, the view of hostilities has essentially been reduced to the images broadcast by the belligerents.
At the stroke of 11:30, we embark in a vehicle with two foreign colleagues, a Russian and a Spaniard, and two Armenians, a photographer and an official.