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Armenian and U.S. Flags Raised in Yeraskh Construction Site Despite Recent Azerbaijani Attacks


Armenian and U.S. Flags Raised in Yeraskh

The construction site of a steel mill in the Armenian village of Yeraskh witnessed a show of solidarity as both the Armenian and United States flags were raised in a display of unity and progress. The milestone was reported by the Ararat Municipality of Armenia in a recent Facebook post, highlighting the joint efforts of a US-affiliated company that is spearheading the construction of the steel mill.


The steel mill project, a $70 million Armenian-American endeavor, holds significant promise for the local economy and industrial capacity. Once operational, the plant is projected to produce an impressive 180,000 tons of output annually, offering a much-needed boost to employment opportunities in the region.


However, the construction of the plant has not been without challenges. On June 16, at 10 a.m., Azerbaijan's Armed Forces opened fire on the under-construction Yeraskh metallurgical plant. The brazen attack targeted the facility, which is being built with foreign investment, raising concerns about regional security and stability.


In an alarming escalation, at 1:25 p.m. on the same day, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces once again targeted the under-construction metallurgical plant in Yeraskh. This second attack on the plant has added further strain to the already delicate situation in the region.


The June 14 incident, where two civilians were wounded in a cross-border shooting, prompted foreign ambassadors to Armenia to visit Yeraskh on Thursday to assess the border situation. The victims of the attack were workers at the construction site of the steel mill, both nationals of India, who were successfully operated on and are now in moderate condition.


Despite these challenges, the joint project has persisted with determination and optimism. The display of both the Armenian and US flags at the construction site symbolizes the strong commitment to seeing the project through to fruition and the enduring partnership between the two nations.


The attacks on the Yeraskh metallurgical plant underscore the importance of ensuring regional security and stability. All stakeholders involved in the project, along with local communities and diplomatic representatives, are closely monitoring the situation to prevent any further disruptions.


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