Nagorno-Karabakh president signs decree on dissolving republic


Nagorno-Karabakh president signs decree on dissolving republic

Nagorno-Karabakh President Samvel Shahramanyan has signed an decree on dissolving all state agencies and organizations on the territory of Artsakh, the Nagorno-Karabakh official InfoCenter reported.

The order was signed given the “grave military-political situation and pursuant to ensuring the physical security and essential interests of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh as a priority, taking into consideration the agreement reached with Azerbaijan mediated by the Russian peacekeeping forces command that the free, voluntary and unimpeded passage of the NK residents with their property and vehicles through Lachin Corridor will be taken into consideration.”

All ministries and other state agencies and organizations will be disbanded by January 1, 2024 and the “NK (Artsakh) Republic ceases to exist,” reads the decree.

“The population of Nagorno-Karabakh, including the population now outside the republic, after this order takes effect, becomes acquainted with the terms of reintegration presented by Azerbaijan with the purpose of making an individual decision in the future on the opportunity to stay (return) in/to NK,” says the decree.


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