Yerevan. October 3. INTERFAX - The number of residents of Nagorno-Karabakh who entered the territory of Armenia has increased by almost 100 people, press secretary of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nazeli Baghdasaryan said.
“According to the latest data, 100 thousand 617 forcibly displaced persons entered Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh,” Baghdasaryan said at a briefing on Tuesday.
As of Monday evening, the number of residents of Nagorno-Karabakh who entered Armenia was 100 thousand 520 people.
According to official data, about 120 thousand Armenians lived in Nagorno-Karabakh.
On October 2, Baghdasaryan reported that the main flow of residents of Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia had stopped and that mainly officials remained there.
There is no specific information about the Armenians remaining in Karabakh.
On September 19-20, 2023, Azerbaijan conducted a military operation in the unrecognized Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. During the hostilities, approximately 200 people were killed on each side, and several hundred more were injured.
On September 24, the exodus of the Armenian population to the territory of Armenia began from Karabakh.
The Armenian side promised that every displaced person, regardless of age, would receive one-time assistance in the amount of 100 thousand drams ($254), and another 50 thousand drams ($127) would also be paid to each displaced person, regardless of age, for housing rent and utility payments. The government of Armenia provides housing for citizens who do not have a predetermined place of residence.
On September 28, NKR President Samvel Shahramanyan signed a decree on the termination of the existence of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and on the dissolution of all government institutions. The population was invited to familiarize itself with the conditions of reintegration presented by Azerbaijan in order to make a further decision on the possibility of staying in Nagorno-Karabakh.
On October 1, employees of the State Migration Service and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Azerbaijan began working in Karabakh in order to reintegrate the Armenian residents living in Karabakh into Azerbaijani society. They are busy receiving applications for pre-registration of Armenian residents of Karabakh.
On October 2, the Azerbaijani presidential administration published the main directions of the plan for the reintegration of Armenian residents of the Karabakh region of the country.