ArmInfo. The Spokeswoman for the Armenian Foreign Ministry criticized the President of Azerbaijan, who cited the village of Shikharkh (the former Armenian Maragha) as an example of future development of Artsakh.
"I would like to touch on the statement of the President of Azerbaijan made at the meeting with refugees, where he, in particular, said that after the liberation of the territories they will be rebuilt and ennobled, as Shikharkh had at one time. I would like to recall that Shikharkh is a former settlement Nagorno-Karabakh - Maragha with 5000 Armenian population. The entire population of Maragha was completely slaughtered by the armed forces of Azerbaijan in 1992, "Naghdalyan recalled, adding that this settlement continues to remain under Azerbaijani on occupation.
According to her, today the Azerbaijani president worldwide claims that this territory has been restored and completely populated by Azerbaijanis. "It is noteworthy that the President of Azerbaijan declares this in the context of the Azerbaijani approach to resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, presenting it as the best scenario and vision for resolving the problem. It is this vision that is the best evidence that Azerbaijan wants to get Artsakh without its indigenous population. Encouraging the settlement of the conflict according to the Maragha scenario exposes the real intentions of the AR authorities - to prepare the population not for peace, but for violence against each other, "the representative of the Armenian Foreign Ministry noted, adding that this once again underlines the approach of Armenia on the need to ensure physical, exinstitutional security of the population of Artsakh.
She also emphasized that Armenia and the Armenian people will not allow new barbarism and genocidal actions in Artsakh, pointing out that the protection of the NKR is a matter of the pan-Armenian agenda, as was reported by the Armenian authorities on Revival Square in Stepanakert on August 5.
It should be noted that on October 9, Aliyev spoke about plans for the development of Artsakh. "After the liberation of the occupied territories, new towns and cities will be built on them. We will do this, just like we built a beautiful town in the village of Shikharkh (the Armenian village of Maragha, occupied by AR, Ed. note). On the lands liberated as a result of the April War, a new village was built - Jodjud Mardjanli, which is today the personification of the unbending spirit, the will of the Azerbaijani people, "Aliyev summed up.
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