YEREVAN. – The now former residents of Shushi, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), are meeting Thursday with the official representatives of Artsakh in Armenia.
"I left Shushi on October 27, when the situation was already very difficult. I worked as a candle seller at Ghazanchetsots Church in Shushi,” the latter’s now former resident Stella Mirzoyan told reporters outside the building of the Artsakh representation in Armenia.
"Now I have come to find out what our future situation will be, what opportunities, chances there are," she added in particular.
Mirzoyan noted that many had returned to Artsakh, but not all of them may be provided with accommodation.
On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on a complete cessation of hostilities— which Azerbaijan had launched on September 27—in and around Artsakh. Accordingly, Russian peacekeepers are deployed in the region to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities. But this statement also stipulates the handover of part of Artsakh lands to Azerbaijan.