Footage of Azerbaijani police entering Stepanakert in Nagorno-Karabakh has emerged
In Stepanakert, the former capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Azerbaijani police officers appeared on the streets. Footage of Azerbaijani police officers is already being published on Telegram channels.
In the published footage we see cars of units and services of the Azerbaijani police driving through the streets of Stepanakert. Azerbaijani police will take over for service on the territory of the former capital of the unrecognized republic.
Let us recall that as a result of the Azerbaijani military operation, which lasted just over a day, Nagorno-Karabakh was forced to capitulate. After this, a mass exodus of the Armenian population to neighboring Armenia began. To date, tens of thousands of people have fled Nagorno-Karabakh.
Today, the President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Samvel Shahramanyan signed an official decree on the termination of the existence of the Republic of Artsakh from January 1, 2024.
Until this time, the power structures of the unrecognized republic will cease to function, and the residents will have to decide their own fate - or remain in Karabakh, participating in the so-called. “reintegration” carried out by the Azerbaijani authorities, or leave for Armenia or other states.
The huge number of refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh indicates that the majority of the Armenian population does not intend to live in the region any longer. Although the Azerbaijani authorities guaranteed the security of the Armenian population, people in Nagorno-Karabakh, for obvious reasons, are not inclined to trust the statements of official Baku.
Subscribe and stay up to date with the latest news and the most important events of the day.