Almost 5,000 Armenians have already left Nagorno-Karabakh: what's going on
Armenia has announced that internally displaced persons have begun to leave the territory of unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh. As many as 4,850 people have already arrived in the country.
This data (as of 12:00 on Monday, September 25) was shared by the press service on the official website of the Government of the Republic of Armenia. This refers to the Armenian population that remained in Karabakh before Azerbaijan's September anti-terrorist operation.
Yerevan reported that 3,900 people have already been registered, and another 950 are still being identified.
"All citizens who do not have a pre-determined place of residence are provided with appropriate housing by the government. Registration of needs for the purpose of providing assistance continues," the text says.
As a reminder, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in an address to the nation on September 24 that there is a threat of ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh. He promised that his country was ready to accept the Armenian population, but called the situation difficult.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote:
- As of September 25, anti-government demonstrations continue in the Armenian capital Yerevan. The opposition is demanding Pashinyan's resignation because of his decision on Nagorno-Karabakh.
- On September 19, Azerbaijan announces the start of an anti-terrorist operation in Nagorno-Karabakh, which has resulted in the largest escalation since 2020.
- On September 20, at 1 p.m., the parties agreed to a ceasefire and hostilities, which is essentially assessed by some experts as the surrender of Nagorno-Karabakh.