In Armenia the impossible mourning of Artsakh the story of

In Armenia, the impossible mourning of Artsakh: the story of the special correspondent of

REPORTING – The day after the enclave’s surrender, Armenians oscillate between anger against the “traitors” and the desire to continue the fight.

  • Special Envoy for Yerevan and Goris

The atmosphere is electric at Yerablur Cemetery in Yerevan, where the flags of Armenia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh adorn the graves. In the background Mount Ararat. On Independence Day, the families of soldiers who died defending the Armenian enclave on Azerbaijani territory gathered on the steps of this military cemetery, determined to prevent the arrival of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.

“You have no right to come here, behave yourself. You left Artsakh. We no longer have a nation,” said the small crowd to the representatives of the Yerkrapah Association of Volunteer Fighters who had come to pay their respects in this pantheon of heroes of the Armenian nation. Earlier in the morning, a ruling party MP, Hovik Aghazarian, was attacked by bereaved families. The mother of a volunteer fighter who died during the 44-Day War in 2020 punched him in the face

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