Nagorno-Karabakh will cease to exist on January 1, 2024 – this decree was signed by the president of the unrecognized republic Samvel Shahramanyan, the Karabakh information headquarters reports.
“A decision has been made: to dissolve all state institutions and organizations under their departmental subordination until January 1, 2024, and the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) ceases to exist,” the decree says.
The document emphasizes that this is being done based on the priority of ensuring the physical security and vital interests of the people of Karabakh and taking into account the agreement with Azerbaijan reached through the mediation of Russian peacekeepers. In accordance with it, all residents of Nagorno-Karabakh, including military personnel who have laid down their arms, are provided with free, voluntary and unhindered passage along the Lachin corridor.
The population of Nagorno-Karabakh, including those outside its borders, are then invited to familiarize themselves with the conditions of reintegration that Azerbaijan will provide in order to independently decide in the future on the possibility of remaining in the region.