Chournoukh, a village scarred by the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan

REPORT – This hamlet finds itself cut in two after Baku’s offensive against Nagorno-Karabakh.

À Chournoukh

A national road is “An important road which crosses all or a large part of a country”, says the dictionary. In Armenia, it is the “Nationale 2” which connects Goris to Kapan and all the south of the country to Iran. In the Syunik region, it runs along the Azerbaijani border and crosses several Armenian villages, including that of Shournoukh – 207 souls. Since January 5, “By virtue of the cease-fire which ended the second Nagorno-Karabakh war”, According to the terms of the press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it materializes, on certain portions including that of Shournoukh, the new Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

“Foolishness of a time when everyone looks for events in the newspaper instead of seeing them on the road”, wrote the poet Joë Bousquet. That day, in Shournoukh, it was indeed on the road that the“event”. At midnight the asphalt tape «national», cordon, link between the top and the bottom of a village without stories will become

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