Following Azerbaijan’s recent takeover of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, thousands of ethnic Armenian refugees are fleeing into Armenia. Over 6,500 individuals have already crossed into Armenia after their government announced plans to relocate those displaced by the conflict. Armenia’s Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, claims ethnic cleansing is occurring in the region, while Azerbaijan expresses its desire to reintegrate the ethnic Armenians as “equal citizens.”
- Thousands of ethnic Armenians are fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan’s recent takeover, with more than 6,500 people crossing into Armenia.
- Armenia’s PM, Nikol Pashinyan, warns of ongoing ethnic cleansing in the region, urging international attention and intervention.
- Explosions in the main city of Stepanakert have caused significant injuries, though the cause of the blasts remains unclear.
- Anti-government protests erupted in Yerevan over Armenia’s handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh situation, leading to arrests and calls for Pashinyan’s resignation.
- Despite being internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh has been controlled by ethnic Armenians for three decades, with support from Armenia and their ally, Russia.