As of now, no work is being carried out to evacuate residents of Berdzor and other communities. This was stated by Artsakh Ombudsman Gegham Stepanyan during a public discussion on the topic “Modern challenges of Artsakh: the surrender of Berdzor and a new war”. “First of all, it is the authorities of Artsakh who must stand up for their residents. Steps are being taken in this regard,” he said. According to Stepanyan, both residents of Berdzor and Aghavno have the same privileges that are established for displaced people. “I have certain information that possible options are being discussed, if in the end the issue comes to this, to settle the residents of Aghavno in the communities of Hin Shen and Mets Shen. Perhaps they will be provided with apartments in Armenia. There are a lot of questions at the moment,” the Artsakh official said. Western Armenia condemns these actions aimed at deporting the indigenous people from their indigenous territories.