YEREVAN (Panorama.am, JAM News) — Since the end of the war over Karabakh (Artsakh) and the peace agreement signed by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, ceding most of Karabakh to Azerbaijan, the latter is laying claims on — and winning — more land in the province of Syunik in Armenia.
One of the villages that has lost 12 homes to Azerbaijan is Shurnukh.
Recently, the Shurnukh mayor said crossing one street can be problematic as part of the village will be ceded to Azerbaijan
“Crossing a street in Shurnukh village of Armenia’s southern Syunik province will become problematic from tomorrow,” village mayor Hakob Arshakyan told the residents, as the village was divided into two parts with the eastern part transferred to Azerbaijan based on demarcation process carried out via GPS. Arshakyan presented the situation to the villagers live on Facebook.
“Crossing a street will be problematic from tomorrow. You will not be able to go after the herd if it crosses the Azerbaijani side in the eastern part of the village,” Arshakyan said.
To note, according to the demarcation, some 12 houses of the village are to be ceded to Azerbaijan which gave a deadline to locals of January 5 to vacate their houses and the property.