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According to Armenian Foreign Minister Mirzoyan, there have been more than 200 dead and 400 injured so far, including civilians, women and children.
Armenia he has Azerbaijan in conflict about Nagorno-Karabakh accused of carrying out “ethnic cleansing” against the Armenian population. “The intensity and cruelty of the offensive make it clear that the intention is to complete the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh”, accused the Armenian Foreign Minister. Ararat Mirzoyan the government in Baku on Thursday at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.
According to Mirzoyan, there have been more than 200 deaths and 400 injuries so far, including civilians, women and children. More than 10,000 people have been forcibly displaced, including women, children and the elderly, who are forced to live outdoors without food or other means of subsistence. Thousands of families were separated. The situation had been alarming for a long time. But the international community refused to take the warning signs seriously enough.
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Demand for guarantee of rights
The Armenian minister complained that the UN Security Council had not reacted adequately in the past – now it finally had to act. “The rights and security of the Armenian people of Nagorno-Karabakh must be duly considered and guaranteed internationally,” demanded Mirzoyan at the meeting in New York.
Authoritarian-ruled Azerbaijan began a widespread military operation to conquer Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday morning. Although the region is located in Azerbaijani territory, most of it is inhabited by Armenians. The two former Soviet countries have been fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh for decades. The ceasefire following the last war in 2020, in which Azerbaijan, which was well armed thanks to gas and oil revenues, had already conquered large parts of Karabakh, has been repeatedly broken.
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