Azerbaijan has postponed taking control of territory ceded by Armenian forces in a ceasefire pact.
Baku has extended by another 10 days the official withdrawal date of November 15.
It also denounced civilians leaving the area for burning their houses and committing “ecological terror”.
The move comes after villagers in Kalbajar district outside of Nagorno-Karabakh set their houses on fire.
The district, previously controlled by Armenian separatists, will now be handed over to Azerbaijan.
Some even exhumed graves of relatives fearing desecration by Azeri forces.
Long queues of vehicles could be seen on the road to Armenia.
Armenia on Saturday said 2,317 of its soldiers were killed in the clashes.
Azerbaijan is yet to reveal its military casualties.
Anger has been mounting in Armenia against PM Nikol Pashinyan’s decision to cede territory.
The deal would end six weeks of fierce clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh.
The ethnic Armenian region of Azerbaijan broke away from Baku’s control during a bitter war in the 1990s.