Armenia is ready to accept all ethnic Armenian compatriots from Nagorno-Karabakh as it becomes more likely that they will leave the enclave, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in an address to the nation, quoted by Reuters.
He added that the military blocs of which Yerevan is a member have proved ineffective – a clear criticism of Russia, Armenia’s main ally among the major powers, Reuters noted.
“Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh still face the threat of ethnic cleansing,” Pashinyan said, quoted by TASS.
“In recent days, humanitarian aid has arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh, but this does not change the situation,” added the Armenian Prime Minister.
“If real living conditions are not created for the Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh in their native places, as well as effective mechanisms of protection against ethnic cleansing, then the probability that the Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh will take emigration from their homeland as the only way out increases,” Pashinyan pointed out. .
Nearly 120,000 ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh will move to Armenia because they do not want to live under Azerbaijan’s rule and fear ethnic cleansing, leaders of the separatist enclave told Reuters today.
“Our government will welcome our brothers and sisters from Nagorno-Karabakh,” added the Armenian Prime Minister.