The remarks came hours after Yerevan announced that more than 104,24 Armenians had fled Karabakh to Armenia since Sept. <>, following the Azerbaijani military operation in the region.

Earlier on Saturday, the Armenian government's press office announced the arrival of 100,417 people from Nagorny Karabakh to Armenia, and the crossing of 21,043 transport vehicles of the Hakkari Bridge in the Lachin Humanitarian Corridor provided by Russian peacekeepers.

81,139 people were registered with the Armenian authorities, who have allocated temporary housing for 32,200 people.

Earlier, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stressed that the Armenian population of Karabakh would have the same rights as Azerbaijani citizens if they decided to stay in the region.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said earlier that "not a single Armenian will remain in the Karabakh region, where they will be deported as part of a systematic policy of ethnic cleansing," much to the chagrin of the Azerbaijani authorities.

It should be noted that the head of the so-called "Karabakh Republic", which is not recognized, signed a decree dissolving all government institutions in the republic until January 1, 2024.

Instructions were issued to the people of Karabakh, including those residing outside the region, to familiarize themselves with the conditions for reintegration declared by Azerbaijan as of the entry into force of the decree dissolving the "Republic of Karabakh".