Ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh infographic
Graphic shows current situation in ethnic Armenian breakaway Republic of Artsakh.


Ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh

By Phil Bainbridge

September 26, 2023 - Thousands are fleeing the breakaway Artsakh region fearing persecution after Azerbaijan seized the territory in a lightning offensive and said it will reintegrate up to 120,000 ethnic Armenian residents “as equal citizens”.

Ethnic Armenian separatists have been forced to disband and disarm and the separatist leadership will remain in place until all those who wish to leave can do so. Around 13,000 are already thought to have fled to Armenia.

The historical and cultural feud between Armenia and Azerbaijan has led to two recent wars, in 1988 and 2020, in which thousands died.

PUBLISHED: 26/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News