Artsakh residents gathered at Stepanakert airport demand evacuation by helicopters and better protection. Former Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan wrote in his microblog on X.
“Thousands of Artsakh residents, at the approach of Azerbaijani forces to Stepanakert, and especially after the ceasefire statement, gathered outside the headquarters of the Russian peacekeepers. They demand to evacuate them by helicopters and provide better protection,’’ he wrote.
Azerbaijan launched a large-scale attack against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19, among the casualties and wounded are civilians. On September 20, it became known that the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh accepted the proposal of the command of the Russian peacekeeping mission regarding the cessation of fire.
Proposal by Azerbaijan envisages the withdrawal of the remaining units and servicemen of the RA Armed Forces from the deployment zone of the Russian peacekeeping troops and the dissolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh armed formations, the complete disarmament of the Defense Army, as well as the withdrawal of heavy equipment and weapons from the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in order to quickly eliminate them.
In addition, on Thursday, the representatives of Artsakh and Azerbaijan will meet in Yevlakh, a city in Azerbaijan located about 100 km northeast of Stepanakert, and the issues of ensuring the security of Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians will be discussed.