Nagorno-Karabakh: behind the scenes of the last few hours

An Armenian enclave in the territory of Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh, the Transcaucasian self proclaimed republic, has been under fire from the Azerbaijani army since 27 September. Schools, hospitals and civilians are bombed, leading to a massive displacement of more than 60% of the population. Despite the noise of artillery fire and shelling, a few souls have chosen to stay put, such as in Stepanakert, the capital, where they live holed up in shelters waiting for better days, while their children and husbands are on the front line.

On 9 November, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed an agreement under the aegis of Russia to end hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, enshrining Azerbaijani military victories after six weeks of deadly fighting.