Azerbaijan has agreed to increase a deadline for Armenian forces to drag out of the Kalbacar district of Nagorno-Karabakh till November 25.
Kalbacar, referred to as Karvachar to Armenians, was ceded to Azerbaijan as a part of a peace settlement that ended a six-week warfare.
The unique deadline was Sunday, November 15. The timetable for withdrawal from the Aghdam and Lachin districts is unchanged.
All three districts have been held by Armenian separatists since a warfare that led to 1994.
A metropolis in limbo
Some pockets of territory in Nagorno-Karabakh have already been handed over to Azerbaijan, main some Armenians to expertise what Azeris endured 30 years in the past.
Armenians in different places are having to dwell with uncertainty, together with in Stepanakert.
Euronews correspondent Anelise Borges travelled to the town, referred to as Khankendi to Azeris.
It hasn’t been handed over to Azerbaijan, however a lot of its 55,000 residents fled because the preventing in Nagorno-Karabakh acquired nearer.
Nevertheless, some have determined to remain.
“The place else would I be?” mentioned one girl, “I am in my house. No person can inform me something.”
Final week the Armenian authorities mentioned it had no different possibility however to signal the Moscow-brokered ceasefire deal, citing considerations over its capability to carry any territory if the preventing continued.
The brand new accord contains the deployment of two,000 Russian peacekeepers within the area.
The Kremlin mentioned Vladimir Putin has additionally requested Azerbaijan to guard Christian shrines below their management the place there’s a majority Muslim inhabitants.
On Saturday night time residents within the Armenian capital, Yerevan, lit candles on Freedom Sq. in reminiscence of their troops killed in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The nation says it misplaced 2,317 troopers within the clashes with Azerbaijan, however regardless of that, there are Armenian troopers who say they need to not have given up.
“We have been going to win… We might have gained,” insisted Sergeant Levon Gevorgyan. “We simply wanted some assist or assist. Folks from this small city have been preventing in opposition to Azerbaijan, Turkey… terrorists from totally different international locations.”
The weapons have gone silent, however some folks within the area asking for a way lengthy?