Akhavno, photo: Ավետիսյան91, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=119853128

08 August 2022, 17:54

Demand to resettle outrages Akhavno villagers

Residents of the village of Akhavno in Nagorno-Karabakh have called on presidents of France and the United States to intervene in the situation with their forced resettlement. They demanded to include their village into the area of the new transport corridor built 1200 meters off Akhavno.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Armenian authorities announced the start in August of the construction of a road bypassing the Lachin Corridor linking Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia. The villagers of the communities of Akhavno, Sus and Berdzor were told that they should leave their homes by August 25, as the Lachin Corridor would be handed over to Azerbaijan.

In social networks, the Armenian Council of the National Democratic Pole has published a letter signed by 56 Akhavno villagers addressed to presidents of France and the USA – the co-chairing countries of the OSCE Minsk Group – Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden.

The authors of the letter are sure that the forced resettlement of Armenians from the communities is undertaken under a secret agreement of Yerevan, Baku and Stepanakert.

Andranik Chaushyan, the head of the Akhavno community of 200 people, said that half of the villagers hope they won't be kicked out of their homes, while others are gradually packing up.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 8, 2022 at 03:07 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Alvard Grigoryan Source: СK correspondent

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