The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan that started on September 19 has ended. About 50 thousand people have left their homes in the Nagorno-Karabakh area where the violence started. Azerbaijan’s army has deployed its forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh area. Area leader Ruben Vardanyan has also been arrested.
Why did the violence happen?
The recent controversy started from September 19. When Azerbaijan’s army entered Nagorno-Karabakh. But to understand the reason behind this you will have to go into history. Nagorno-Karabakh, this is the reason for the dispute between the two countries. This area is situated within the border of Azerbaijan. The population is about one and a half lakh. 90 percent of these people are of Armenian origin. They do not accept the rule of Azerbaijan. In the 1980s, the parliament of Nagorno-Karabakh decided to side with Armenia.
This was not acceptable to Azerbaijan. He sent the army. Armenia came from the other side. There was a fierce fight. More than 30 thousand people were killed. Russia brokered a ceasefire in 1994. Under the deal, Nagorno-Karabakh remained part of Azerbaijan. But a government supported by Armenia started running there, and is running till now.
Then came the date of 19 September 2023. Azerbaijan sent troops to Nagorno-Karabakh. According to media reports, 32 people were killed and about 200 people were injured in the attack. The government supported by Armenia capitulated within 24 hours. Surrendered.
What is the latest update?
People from Nagorno-Karabakh are leaving their homes and businesses. Till now around 50 thousand people have already left. Apart from this, area leader Ruben Vardanyan has also been arrested. His wife has protested against his arrest.
What is Armenia doing?
On the latest situation, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said, ‘We have nothing to do with the recent ceasefire. The security of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh is Russia’s responsibility.
Ruben Vardanyan is angry with this reaction of Armenia. He has accused Armenia of deception.