Azerbaijan’s military entered the final space within the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh enclave on Tuesday (native time). Lachin district is likely one of the areas that Armenia needed to return to Azerbaijan beneath the phrases of a latest ceasefire.
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Protection printed a video displaying a tank with a column of vehicles driving into Lachin district.
In response to reporters from the French information company AFP the column was flanked by automobiles of the Russian military. Russia acted as a mediator between the 2 struggling previous Soviet republics and supplies a peacekeeping power to make sure compliance with the accord.
As in Aghdam and Kalbajar, two different districts round Nagorno-Karabakh which have been ceded by Armenia, ethnic Armenians in massive numbers determined to go away Lachin earlier than Azerbaijani forces took the area. They took as a lot issues as doable with them, together with furnishings, livestock and even firewood. Some fleeing Armenians additionally set their homes on fireplace.
In late September, the decades-long battle between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh area flared up once more. The enclave with an ethnic Armenian majority seceded from Baku within the Nineteen Nineties and declared itself unbiased, which was hardly acknowledged by any nation. Azerbaijan has since made a number of makes an attempt to regain management of the realm.