Armenia and Azerbaijan start demarcation of their frequent border | EUROtoday

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une essential step within the territorial battle between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The two Caucasian international locations introduced this Tuesday, April 23, that they’d began the demarcation of their frequent border. Azerbaijan's Interior Ministry stated in a press release that knowledgeable teams have been finishing up “clarification of coordinates on the basis of a geodetic survey of the terrain.”

The Armenian Interior Ministry, which confirmed “delimitation works” of the border, dominated out “the transfer of any part of the sovereign territory of Armenia” to Baku following this course of.READ ALSO Armenia: when all of it startedLast week, the 2 rival international locations introduced their intention to demarcate their border based mostly on maps courting from the Soviet period.

Transfers of villages to Azerbaijan

Last month, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian accepted a requirement from Baku to return 4 border villages seized by Yerevan's forces throughout a conflict within the Nineteen Nineties. The resolution sparked protests by tons of of Armenians in a area bordering Azerbaijan, who concern their isolation and that a few of their properties will discover themselves below the management of Baku.

On Monday, they briefly blocked the highway linking Armenia and Georgia, which passes close by and represents the primary hyperlink to the skin world for the native inhabitants. They additionally tried to forestall mine clearance work.

And on Tuesday, new protests broke out in a number of locations in Armenia, together with close to Lake Sevan and the city of Noyemberyan.

For many years, these two former Soviet republics have clashed in two wars, the primary within the Nineteen Nineties gained by Armenia, and the second in 2020, gained by Azerbaijan.

After the Armenian defeat in 2020, Yerevan was compelled to cede to its adversary vital territories in and round Nagorno-Karabakh, an enclave that it had managed for round thirty years.

In September 2022, Baku launched a lightning offensive forcing the Armenian separatists of Nagorno-Karabakh to capitulate inside just a few days, and took management of the complete territory.