ArmInfo.Unfortunately, aggression, unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, showed that the UN early warning mechanisms do not work, which means it is necessary to continue work on their improvement. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ara Avazyan during a speech at a high-level segment of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
The Armenian Minister stated with regret that Azerbaijan not only ignored the call of the UN Secretary General and, subsequently, resolution 2532 of the Security Council, but also, using the epidemic situation, unleashed widespread military aggression against the people of Artsakh. The leadership of Azerbaijan did not hide, continued to Avazyan, that these actions were aimed at eliminating the Armenian trail from Artsakh and with the direct participation of Turkey with the involvement of foreign mercenaries carried out mass atrocities against Armenians. "Thus, the horrors of genocide remaining unpunished against Armenians at the beginning of the last century, repeated in the form of other manifestations of mass atrocities in our region with incitement and the complicity of the same criminal.
The use of force to suppress the right to self-determination is a gross violation of the UN Charter, in which it is clearly written that all international disputes must be resolved in peaceful way, "the Armenian Foreign Minister stated.
At the same time, he called even more reprehensible that the widespread use of foreign mercenaries and terrorists was a cruel attempt to suppress Human Rights Armenians, including their right to self-determination, which was recognized as international entities, including special procedures of this authoritative body.
Avazyan attracted the fact that during a 44-day military operation, accompanied by rightest violations of international law and fundamental human rights, the Azerbaijani army made terrifying crimes and atrocities, intentionally systematically inflicting civic infrastructure strikes, including schools, hospitals, maternity hospitals, markets , roads, communication systems and other structures, desecrated and destroyed the Armenian cultural and religious heritage on the territory of Artsakh, including churches, Khachkars and other monuments. "As a result of two blows from the air inflicted by Azerbaijani armed forces, the Cathedral of Kazanchetsovts, an important component of Armenian identity, is seriously damaged in the city of Shushi, an important component of Armenian identity. This is a deliberate attack on the historical symbol of the cultural and religious heritage of Artsakh is a gross violation of international law, the continuation of Azerbaijan's policies by The destruction of Armenian cultural memory, the ultimate goal of which is the expulsion of Armenians from Artsakh and the destruction of the Armenian cultural presence there, "said Ayvazyan. At the same time, he noted that the Armenian civilian civilians committed to Armenian civilians who were captured in the Gadrurt district of Artsakh, is one of the most terrible cases during a large-scale war against the people of Artsakh, which has already been qualified by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as a possible military crime. According to Aivazyan, the lack of UN structures in Artsakh became one of the factors not to ensure international protection, adding that the availability of humanitarian aid for Nagorno-Karabakh, according to the conviction of Yerevan, should be apolitical.
"One of the features of this war is that Azerbaijan widely used social networks to intimidate the Armenian population. With the connivance of high-ranking leadership, Azerbaijani officials and armed forces are placed in social networks, confirming the humiliating, in human and ill-treatment of Armenian prisoners of war, including humiliation , physical violence and application of injury, as well as decapitation of the handwriting inherent in the Islamic state. Guilty of war crimes, publicly bragging Armenians, in Azerbaijan awarded high state awards, including the title of the National Hero. In this context, it is extremely concerned by the fact That almost four months after signing on November 9, 2020, the trilateral cease-fire agreement Armenian prisoners of war and hostages are still hostage. This means that Azerbaijan has not fulfilled its obligation to return the sun. EX of prisoners of war, hostages and continues to retain some of them in captivity. The immediate return of prisoners of war - civilians, including women - is an extremely relevant problem and requires an immediate decision, "said Ayvazyan. Finally, the Armenian minister expressed appreciation to the state and organizations that did not regret the efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to Artsakh as during the war. both in the postwar period, and also invested all their diplomatic and political potential to resolve the problem.
"The requirement of justice and peace for the people of Artsakh must be satisfied immediately, because people who fought for their right to life, their right to solve their future without Forcing, still faced with the threat of existence on the ground of their ancestors, "- summarized Ayvazyan.