Yesterday, buses from Yerevan transported Stepanakert 1,560 citizens to Goris. This update was provided by Nazeli Baghdasaryan, the spokesperson for the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, during a briefing.
The buses have now departed for Stepanakert once again, with a total of 46 buses making the return journey. The Ministry of Transport and Communications reported that, as of 6:40 p.m., these buses had already crossed the Hakari bridge. It is expected that they will arrive in Stepanakert in a matter of hours to facilitate the transportation of more individuals. This ongoing effort aims to provide safe passage and support to those affected by recent events in the region.
The large-scale aggression initiated by Azerbaijan against Nagorno-Karabakh since September 19 has led to a heart-wrenching exodus, with countless residents urgently leaving their native lands behind and making the arduous journey to Armenia. In the face of this crisis, they have little opportunity to gather their personal belongings, leaving their homes and possessions behind.
For their escape, some individuals are using their own vehicles, while others are relying on government-provided buses, desperately seeking refuge from the unfolding catastrophe. The Stepanakert-Kornidzor road has become a symbol of this mass movement, where an endless line of cars stretches from the heart of Stepanakert, resulting in traffic jams that leave people stranded on the road for days.