VTB Bank (Armenia) has sued Karen Martirosyan, who was deported from Artsakh. In a conversation with forrights.am, Karen Martirosyan mentioned that a court session had already taken place in Stepanakert, and now the Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service is looking for its money and real estate in order to seize it first and then confiscate it in favor of the bank.

“In Stepanakert, the court made a decision to confiscate that money. I received a letter saying that the Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service has announced that my property has been searched and that my financial means have been seized. I stated not to search my property in vain; I have an olive grove, a two-story house, barns, which are located in Kovsakan, which was passed to the enemy. I suggested them to go and take it, sell and pay for VTB Bank. This is what I have, my property” says Karen Martirosyan, emphasizing that he had completed the renovation of the two-story house with a loan taken from the bank just 10 days before the 44-day war.

Karen Martirosyan went to Artsakh with a resettlement program. He lived there for 13 years before the capture of Kovsakan. “I was given a ruin, which I repaired and made it a home. I borrowed construction materials and renovated the house,” he said, adding that he did not stop paying to the bank even during the war.

The government was giving 300 thousand drams, with which I made loan payments: we hoped that we would return, because they kept saying ‘We will win.’ Then, when we realized that there was no hope of returning, and the government stopped providing large sums of money, we found ourselves in an impossible situation. I have not paid since then. “

According to Karen Martirosyan, the Artsakh government has announced that it will pay up to 5 million drams to the citizens in the coming years, but, according to Karen, VTB Bank did not reach an agreement and sued the borrowers.

In addition to the two-story house in Kovsakan, Karen Martirosyan left a two-hectare olive grove, pets, tons of stored wheat, arable land and 50 beehives. He notes that the civilian population was taken out of Kovsakan on October 18, 2020.

“We were told to move to Kapan for a day, as a special operation would take place and they wanted to prevent civilian casualties. We left that day and did not return! The next day we learned that the enemy had entered Kovsakan without a single shot. People did not take anything with them because they did not let there were posts. The head of Kashatagh administrative district announced that if we take anything, it would mean that we were traitors. Until now, we have not understood why that special operation did not take place, for which we, the citizens, were dislocated,” says Karen Martirosyan.

Ilham Aliev was the first who talked about the capture of Kovsakan. In two video messages broadcast on October 19 and 20, he announced about the capture of 37 settlements, including Kovsakan. On the morning of October 20, the presidential residence of Artsakh reported that the enemy troops were already on the outskirts of Kovsakan. It is noteworthy that the Armenian side informed about the operations taking place in the area of ​​Khudaferin reservoir on October 18. The distance from Kovsakan to the reservoir is 25 km, which, in fact, the Azerbaijani side passed in two days.

When the Azeri army arrived on the outskirts of the city on October 20, the representative of the Ministry of Defense Artsrun Hovhannisyan wrote: “Aliev, welcome to hell.” This was followed by Nikol Pashinyan’s unfounded decision to award generals the titles of National Hero. It is still unknown to the general public of the Armenian society what Tiran Khachatryan and Andranik Piloyan, who are currently on trial, did to become national heroes.

Narek Kirakosyan

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