September 30, 2022 - 13:17 AMT
Dutch envoy "affected" by damage in Azeri-attacked Armenian towns

Dutch ambassador to Armenia Nico Skhermers is “affected” by the scale of damage in the Armenian towns of Vardenis, Sotk and Kut in Gegharkunik province, following Azerbaijan’s unprovoked attack on Armenia in mid-September.

“Visit with diplomatic community to observe destruction of civilian infrastructure of recent attacks in these [Armenian] villages. Hope the families concerned can soon resume their lives,” Skhermers said on Twitter on Thursday, September 29.

The latest round of fighting between the two countries began in the wee hours of September 13, when the Azerbaijani military attacked Armenian posts and shelled Armenian settlements both on the border and deep behind the frontline. More than 200 people are dead or missing as a result, the Security Council of Armenia said on Monday.