YEREVAN. – The now former residents of Shushi, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), who had earlier come to the Artsakh representation in Armenia to get information about their accommodation and some other issues, came out of the representation together with Sergey Ghazaryan, the representative of Artsakh in Armenia.
"We [the aforesaid representation] are not the decision-makers; it is the relevant bodies in both Armenia and Artsakh. In our turn, we just need to be informed about what issues are of concern to our citizens in order to urgently present them to the decision-makers," Ghazaryan told reporters.
According to him, the listing of displaced Artsakh residents is a complicated process, and he cannot say how many such people of Artsakh are waiting for a place of residence.
According to Sergey Ghazaryan, the displaced of Artsakh mainly apply for a residence. "We are talking about several thousand compatriots, and it is impossible to find a solution quickly, in a matter of days, so that our compatriots have the opportunity to return [to Artsakh]; but it is clear that work is carried out in that regard," he added.
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.