Life in Nagorno-Karabakh 2019

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Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, is a landlocked region in the South Caucasus. Madaghis is a village in the Martakert region of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (de facto) and in the Tartar District of Azerbaijan (de jure). It has been under Armenian control since April 1994. Soldier family at home. Manvel Karapetyan (C) holds his daughter in his arm while his wife Viktoria Hovhanissyan (L) stands by him. Another soldier Gegham Grigoryan (R) kisses the child's calf. Nagorno-Karabakh is a disputed territory, internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but most of the region is governed by the Republic of Artsakh (formerly named Nagorno-Karabakh Republic), a de facto independent state with Armenian ethnic population. Since 1994, regular peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group have failed to result in a peace treaty. The territory is under the control of the Artsakh Defense Army (which is backed up by Armenian Army) due to the ongoing territorial disputes with Azerbaijan. 8.10.2019 © 2019 Didier Ruef