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On September 2, 2016, Armenians will mark the 25th anniversary of the proclamation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR/Artsakh).

On that day in 1991, its Parliament adopted the Declaration of Independence. And on December 10 of the same year, the people of Artsakh confirmed, through a referendum, the proclamation of NKR independence.

But a quarter century after gaining independence, and despite numerous achievements, Nagorno-Karabakh still faces major challenges.

The Armenian News-NEWS.am camera crews were in Artsakh ahead of the anniversary, to try to encapsulate today’s NKR, together with its problems and successes.

The Armenian News-NEWS.am staff members have also met with the families of fallen soldiers, most of whom live in difficult social conditions. In addition, they got together with those families of soldiers killed in the four-day war—which Azerbaijan had unleashed against the NKR in early April—where there are underage children, and which have received monetary assistance that was collected during Armenian News-NEWS.am’s annual charity event devoted to International Children’s Day.

In the coming days, Armenian News-NEWS.am will present, under the theme, “Karabakh: Quarter Century of Independence,” reports, interviews and photo reports from, and footage from drones flying over, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

 

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