“We believe that an international mission is needed to provide transparent assurances and confidence to the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh and the international community that their rights and safety will be consistently protected in accordance with the public statements that Azerbaijan has made,” Mr. Miller said at the briefing.
According to him, in terms of resolving the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, three points need to be discussed: extending the ceasefire, addressing the humanitarian needs of the residents, and achieving lasting peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
On September 19, the Azerbaijani armed forces began a military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh. The parties agreed on a ceasefire the next day, September 20. As part of the agreements, the Nagorno-Karabakh army agreed to surrender its weapons. In the future, it is planned to organize the integration of Nagorno-Karabakh into Azerbaijan.
The authorities of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabkh Republic claimed that about 120 thousand ethnic Armenians intend to leave for Armenia. According to the latest data as of September 25, more than 6.6 thousand residents of Nagorno-Karabakh arrived in Armenia.