ArmInfo.On May 4 at a parliamentary session Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan referred to the fact of the demolition of the dome of the Ghazanchetsots church in Shushi by Azerbaijanis, regarding these actions as barbarism.
According to him, the attitude towards the captured Armenians or those in any other status, the opening of the shameful Armenian-phobic park in Baku a few weeks ago is another proof that the safe existence of the Armenians of Artsakh within Azerbaijan is impossible, "he said. Chairman of the RA NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Issues Vladimir Vardanyan also touched upon "the consistent barbarism that is taking place in Azerbaijan, in particular, on the territory of occupied Shushi from the rostrum of the National Assembly." In his words, this is being done in order to destroy the traces of the Armenian identity, which once again speaks of the hateful attitude of Baku. "This handwriting was used in Jugha, and if we do not react and force the international community to react to the situation, our monuments will also be destroyed," he said, stressing that the same handwriting can be traced that was used by Turkey when transforming the Cathedral of St. Sofia to the mosque.
Head of the parliamentary faction "My Step" Lilit Makunts also reacted to the demolition of the dome of the Ghazanchetsots church. She called "the so-called" repair work "in Shushi, a manifestation of barbarism. Makunts noted that what was organized by the political leadership of Azerbaijan can only be described as the policy of a racist state that expresses ethnic hatred towards Armenians. According to the deputy, this issue should be in the center of attention of all international structures and the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group. "Ethnic hatred towards Armenians cannot go unnoticed," she said.