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Pashinyan: Azerbaijan is populating de-Armenianized villages of Karabakh with Azerbaijanis


Armenia's PM

Some of the depopulated Armenian villages of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) are now being inhabited by Azerbaijanis, and the process of expropriating the Armenian population from those areas is taking place. Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced this during Wednesday's question-and-answer session with the government in the National Assembly of Armenia, concerning the rights of refugees.


"One of the points of the tripartite statement signed in 2020 refers to the right of refugees to return to Nagorno-Karabakh and neighboring areas. But this right of our compatriots has not been exercised until now," recalled the Armenian Prime Minister.


Pashinyan expressed his opinion that the issues related to refugees should be analyzed and separated into those that fall under the government's domain and those that are the responsibility of NGOs.


The Prime Minister emphasized that, despite the Armenian government's efforts in making serious decisions regarding the protection of refugees' rights, there are still institutional challenges.


The PM proposed holding a working meeting to discuss the raised issues in more detail. He pointed out that this issue is extensive and requires additional study.


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