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UN mission arrives in Karabakh, first visit in 30 years: Azerbaijan

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A UN delegation arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh on Sunday, in keeping with Azerbaijan, after almost the complete ethnic-Armenian inhabitants evacuated since Baku reclaimed the separatist province.

In accordance with an Azerbaijani presidential official, a “UN mission arrived in Karabakh on Sunday morning” to look at humanitarian wants.

The worldwide organisation has gotten entry to the area for the primary time in roughly 30 years.

Following a one-day Azerbaijani onslaught final week, the area’s Armenian separatists determined to disarm, dissolve their authorities, and reintegrate with Baku.

The failure of Karabakh’s breakaway effort delivered a devastating blow to Armenians’ centuries-old ambition of rejoining what they declare are their ancestral territories, which have been partitioned amongst regional rulers because the Center Ages.

Almost all of Karabakh’s estimated 120,000 residents fled the territory over the next days, sparking a refugee disaster.

On Sunday, Armenia noticed a nationwide day of prayer for the area.

Bells tolled in church buildings throughout the nation, and the pinnacle of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Karekin II, led a service within the nation’s principal cathedral Echmiadzin, near the capital Yerevan.

Clergymen in ornate robes sang historical chants at an open-air altar exterior the imposing cathedral in-built pale pink limestone.

Yerevan has accused Baku of “ethnic cleansing” — an allegation that Baku rejected — calling on Armenians to not depart their houses and reintegrate with Azerbaijan the place their rights can be revered.

Armenia, a rustic of two.8 million, faces a significant problem housing the sudden inflow of refugees.

Authorities stated 35,000 had been now in momentary lodging.

The Worldwide Federation of Crimson Cross and Crimson Crescent Societies on Friday introduced an emergency attraction for 20 million Swiss Francs ($22 million) to assist these fleeing.

Azerbaijan is now holding “re-integration” talks with separatist leaders whereas on the identical time detaining some senior figures from its former authorities and army command.

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