Artsakh National Assembly Destroyed by Azerbaijan

The former parliament building of the self declared Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) in Stepanakert has reportedly been partially demolished by Azerbaijan.

Destruction of the building seemingly began in February.

The building formerly hosted the government of Artsakh, a region which was populated by Armenians but internationally recognized as Azeri territory. Artsakh had operated independently since 1991, however this ended after an Azeri military operation in September of 2023 caused the republic to capitulate.

The Artsakh National Assembly.

Following this, approximately 99% of the region’s 120,000 Armenians left Artsakh for Armenia itself, and Azerbaijan has asserted full control over the region.