Confessions of the Armenian writer Eduard Oganisyan, in the research of the historian Ilgar Niftaliev.
Hovhannisyan admits that the Azerbaijani population of Zangezur, which we call Western, was subjected to ethnic cleansing, as he writes in his book:
“Zangezur, which included: Kafan, Sisian, actually Zangezur and Arevik-Genvazi. Fierce battles between Armenians and Azerbaijanis took place here, as a result of which not a single Azerbaijanis remained in Zangezur: they all moved either to Nakhichevan or to Armenian villages Azerbaijan, which were left by the Armenians. “
Source: Eduard Hovhannisyan “Age of Struggle”. Munich-Moscow.1991,p.343.