Karabakh Parliament Calls on International Community to Recognize Independence

The Karabakh parliament is calling on international governments all around the world to recognize Karabakh as an independent republic. 

Amid the collapse of the Soviet Union, and following Azerbaijani pogroms, the ethnic Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh declared independence in 1991. Karabakh currently holds the status of an “unrecognized state”, as no country has so far recognized its independence.

As the renewed war with Azerbaijan continues to intensify with the Karabakh capital of Stepanakert under constant bombing, the Parliament of the Republic of Karabakh issued a statement on the need for international recognition of the Republic. 

“The Parliament of the Republic of Artsakh [Karabakh] strongly condemns the aggression carried out by Turkey and Azerbaijan jointly with international terrorist organizations against the Republic of Artsakh [Karabakh]. We call on the parliaments of the world to recognize the independence of the Artsakh [Karabakh] Republic as the most effective way to cease the attacks carried out against the peaceful civilians of Artsakh, and to protect the rights of those civilians,” the statement reads.