Although Azerbaijan pledged to reunify the Nagorno-Karabakh region and repeatedly먹튀검증 pledged to guarantee the rights of ethnic Armenians, one in three of these people crossed over to their home country, Armenia. The number of victims of the gas station explosion that struck a line of cars trying to refuel to escape continues to increase.
Russia’s Interfax news agency reported on the afternoon of the 26th (local time), quoting an official from the Armenian Ministry of Health, that the number of victims in the fuel tank explosion that occurred the previous day at a gas station outside Stepanakert, the central city of Nagorno-Karabakh, reached 125. The damage grew like a snowball as the fuel tank exploded and caught fire in the caravan of Armenian residents gathered around the gas station.
Immediately after the accident, local sources said that a day later, during the day, the Armenian autonomous forces announced that there were more than 20 dead and about 290 injured were hospitalized. But within a few hours, the death toll soared to 125. The Armenian autonomous forces hinted that the number of victims may increase further as many patients in hospitals are in critical condition.
Since Azerbaijan shelled the Nagorno-Karabakh area on the 19th and effectively took control of the region, approximately 120,000 Armenian residents have abandoned their homes and fled to Armenia. According to the Armenian government, the number of Armenian immigrants who left Nagorno-Karabakh and returned to their home country increased to 42,500 on the afternoon of the 27th, or one in three.
Azerbaijan is carrying out strict checks under the pretense of screening out those who have committed war crimes among those wishing to immigrate through the Ratun Corridor, Britain said.The BBC reported. U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken urged Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to “unconditionally protect the free movement of civilians and allow unlimited humanitarian aid to Nagorno-Karabakh.” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on both sides to respect human rights.
Since the autonomous forces accepted a ceasefire and declared that they would disarm on the 20th, only 70 tons of humanitarian goods have been delivered to the region. Azerbaijan said 40 tons of flour and much-needed hygiene products were being transported. Armenian leaders said thousands of people spend the night in basements, school buildings and on the streets without food.
Meanwhile, Armenia and Azerbaijan met for the first time in Brussels, Belgium, under the arrangement of the European Union ( EU ). So far, there has been no clear progress in negotiations between Azerbaijan and the autonomous powers.