At the town of Karvachar at Nagorno-Karabakh, Vahe Mkrtchyan watched his house burn.
He set fire to himself after learning it currently lies in a region ceded to Azerbaijan at a ceasefire brokered by Russia to complete recent hostilities with Armenia.
“I don’t need to abandon something for terrorists who murdered my sisters and brothers and that stole my house out of me,” Vahe informed Euronews.
Additional ethnic-Armenian residents in town did the same thing, accepting what possessions they could handle setting fire to their own homes instead of handing them over to Azerbaijan.
On November 9, Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan consented to stop armed hostilities at Nagorno-Karabakh the next day.
Included in this settlement, Azerbaijan gained control within many territories that have the city of Karvachar.
For residents of the area, destruction and reduction are matters they’re too knowledgeable about.
At the moment, Armenians expelled Azeris from the territory that they claimed as theirs, relying on a cycle of violence which had lasted ever since.
For me, the accord could have stopped the war, but maybe inadequate to bring about peace.
“For peace, we will need to own justice,” Hayrapet informed Euronews. “We are living in the 21st century and since Europe talks concerning honesty, justice and humanism all of the time, we also want it. Just with justice, will individuals be able to reside in peace”