Armenian president in controversial Nagorno-Karabakh visit

Azerbaijan and Armenia fought a three year war over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in 1991-1994, following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Armenian president in controversial Nagorno-Karabakh visit

World Bulletin / News Desk

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has paid a controversial visit to the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh to mark Victory Day on Friday.

The occassion celebrates the 69th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Sarkisian also participated in events marking the 22nd anniversary of Armenia's victory in the Nagorno-Karabakh city of Shusha.

The city was taken by Armenian separatists in 1992 during Armenia's war with Azerbaijan. To this day, the region remains a cause of tension between the two neighbors.

Last Mod: 09 Mayıs 2014, 17:18
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Garbis Korajioan
Garbis Korajioan - 7 yıl Before

It is time President Serzh Sargsyan recognizes the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh. Before Armenia recognizes the independence of Karabakh and its subsequent annexation to the motherland, we should not get excited which city, local government or country recognizes Artsakh as a free and independent state. Whatever the political reasons are behind Sargysyan’s antiquated policy, Armenia should take the first step and then expect others to follow suit.