TALISH, Nagorno-Karabakh (Panorama.am)—Political scientist Tigran Abrahamyan has recently returned from the village of Talish in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) that had been severely attacked by Azerbaijani forces during the four-day war in early April in the northern part of the Artsakh Republic. Abrahamyan reported that all-around reconstructions works are underway in the border village.
“The areas that are not under the direct target of the adversary are separated, and active reconstructions works are underway. Those places are secure in terms of the local topography as well,” Abrahamyan explained.
To remind, it has already been two weeks that a group of Talish residents have resettled in their native village and some activities aimed at renovating the houses and other infrastructures of the village are underway. Artsakh President Bako Sahakian paid a visit to Talish village on November 26 and noted that all the measures are to be taken to renovate the village.
Abrahamyan said that the road connecting Talish and Mataghis has been reconstructed as well, while the second road connecting the two settlements is being renovated to serve as route less vulnerable to the enemy’s fire.
As for the reconstruction works of the residential houses, Abrahamyan said, apart from private houses, public centers are renovated as well. He informed that each private house will have adjacent shelters built.
“General estimations are carried out for the spaces to be cleaned up for the designated shelters,” noted Abrahamyan.
Abrahamyan reflected on the possibility for the resettled population to return to their home village, in particular their concern over matter of security guarantees. “The state creates favorable conditions for the normal routine and security of the settlement, yet no one may be forced to return to live in Talish. It remains up to each of the resident to assess the possible risks to live in the village after the reconstruction works are completed,” Abrahamyan said, adding Talish has turned into a much more secure place as compared to the April this year. Nevertheless, the political scientist recommends to bear in mind the fact of having Azerbaijan as a neighbor with all unpredictability and risks emanating from that fact.