Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has raised his nation’s flag over the capital of Karabakh in a ceremony reaffirming Baku’s management of the disputed area
ByThe Related Press
October 15, 2023, 8:58 AM
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has raised his nation’s flag over the capital of Karabakh in a ceremony reaffirming Baku’s management of the disputed area.
The Azerbaijani chief delivered a speech and raised the flag over the town, which is named Khankendi by Azerbaijan and Stepanakert by Armenians, the presidential workplace mentioned Sunday.
The Karabakh area, which was beforehand referred to as Nagorno-Karabakh and is understood to Armenians as Artsakh, is internationally acknowledged as Azerbaijani territory, however turned a breakaway state underneath the management of ethnic Armenian forces in 1994 following a six-year battle.
A subsequent conflict in 2020 returned management of a lot of the world to Azerbaijan, till a lightning offensive final month pressured separatists to relinquish the remainder of the area.
In a 24-hour marketing campaign that started on Sept. 19, the Azerbaijani military routed the world’s undermanned and outgunned Armenian forces, forcing them to capitulate.
The vast majority of the world’s ethnic Armenian inhabitants later fled the area, fearing reprisals or shedding the liberty to observe their faith and customs.