Armenia mourns Karabakh war victims | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Armenians holding candles attend a ceremony to commemorate those who died in wars over Karabakh at the Yerablur Military Memorial Cemetery in Yerevan on December 18, 2020. (Photo by Karen MINASYAN / AFP)

Armenia on Saturday began three days of mourning for the victims of clashes with Azerbaijan as the opposition kept up pressure on the country’s leader to resign over the handling of the conflict.

More than 5,000 people including civilians were killed in Armenia and Azerbaijan when clashes erupted between the ex-Soviet enemies in late September over the breakaway region of Nagorno Karabakh.

The war ended in November with a Moscow-brokered peace agreement that saw the Armenians cede swathes of territory to Azerbaijan which has been backed by close ally Turkey.

The deal sparked fury in Armenia, with the opposition urging Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign.

On the first day of the national mourning on Saturday, Pashinyan was expected to lead a procession to a memorial…



Source: Guardian Newspaper