Members of the UN mission arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh on the morning of October 1, the mission includes representatives of various agencies of the organization, reports the Azerbaijani agency APA.
“In the morning, members of the mission drove through Agdam in the direction of Askeran-Khankendi. The purpose of the mission is to familiarize ourselves with the situation on the ground and determine the humanitarian needs of the residents,” transmits agency.
The last time a UN mission visited Karabakh was about 30 years ago.
After the start of Azerbaijan’s “anti-terrorist measures” in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan called introduce peacekeepers with a UN mandate into the unrecognized republic. During a meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Karabakh, he stated that this would ensure stability and security in the region.
On September 29, the press service of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reported that the UN mission will arrive to Nagorno-Karabakh in the coming days, and the visit will take place under the auspices of the coordinator of the world organization in Baku.
On September 19, Azerbaijan announced the start of “anti-terrorism measures” necessary for the “restoration of the constitutional order” in Nagorno-Karabakh. Baku demanded the dissolution of the regional government and the withdrawal of Armenian troops. Yerevan denied the presence of its troops in the region.
The next day, the Karabakh authorities announced the conclusion of agreements on a complete ceasefire, then negotiations took place between the delegation of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh and representatives of the Azerbaijani authorities. As a result of the meeting, the Karabakh military began to surrender their weapons under the control of Russian peacekeepers.
On September 28, the president of the unrecognized republic, Samvel Shahramanyan, signed a decree on the termination of its existence from January 1, 2024 and the dissolution of all government institutions and organizations. Armenians began to leave the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the latest data, to Armenia moved in more than 100,000 displaced people.