Azerbaijan, which won the 2020 Karabakh War with the help of Turkish and Israeli military equipment, promised a peaceful integration of the 120,000 Armenians in the region. Baku’s seemingly ‘goodwill gestures’ have recently come under international scrutiny over their blockade of the Karabakh region.
For the past seven months, Azerbaijan has repeatedly rejected calls from human rights groups, various nations, and international governing bodies to lift their blockade on Karabakh, as the de facto siege has quietly starved the Armenians of the region.
Azerbaijan’s Blockade in Nagorno-Karabakh
Baku implemented the blockade on the breakaway unrecognized state of Artsakh on December 12th, 2022. The longtime autocrat of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, enacted the closure of the Lachin Corridor to force even more concessions against Armenia and cruelly make it aware the Armenians of Karabakh would never have autonomy.