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 Monday, July 12 2021 12:34
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Stepanakert criticized visit of foreign ambassadors to occupied  Shushi

Stepanakert criticized visit of foreign ambassadors to occupied  Shushi

ArmInfo.Stepanakert criticized the visit of foreign ambassadors to occupied Shushi.  Thus, Artsakh Foreign Minister David Babayan, in an interview with ArmInfo,  expressing his attitude to the visit of diplomats to occupied Shushi,  called this step wrong both from an ethical and a moral point of  view.

" It is good that the ambassadors of Russia, the United States and  France - the countries of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs - did not  agree to take part in this farce. Once again, I think that the visit  of foreign diplomats to the occupied territories of Artsakh, against  the background of the bloodshed and numerous victims, is neither  ethically nor morally correct. Or so they send a message that they  encourage the Azerbaijani-Turkish aggression? Have they got nothing  better to do? That is, it turns out that they justify such behavior  of the Azerbaijani-Turkish tandem, they justify the aggression  committed against Artsakh," Babayan said, once again emphasizing the  unacceptability of such behavior on the part of foreign diplomats.  

At the same time, he once again stated that the Nagorno-Karabakh  conflict is one of the most difficult in world practice, and time is  needed to resolve it. "Now it is premature to talk about any progress  in the negotiation process on the final settlement of the conflict.  But I would like to emphasize once again that Artsakh will never be a  part of Azerbaijan in any status," the head of the Artsakh Foreign  Ministry summed up.  

Days earlier, ambassadors of 46 states, including those from friendly  countries for Armenia, visited the Armenian city of Shushi occupied  by Azerbaijan. Thus, the occupied Shushi was visited by the  ambassadors of Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Brazil, China,  Afghanistan, Algeria, Palestine, Georgia, Croatia, Jordan, Israel,  Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Colombia, Korea, Qatar, Latvia, Hungary,  Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Serbia,  Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Japan, Greece, charge  d'affaires of Belgium, UAE, Chile, Estonia, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan,  Lithuania, Libya, Romania, Slovakia, Sudan and Venezuela. The trip  was also attended by representatives of the World Health Organization  and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.  

Only the ambassadors of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries -  Russia, the USA and France - refused to participate in the visit.  This step by the diplomats of the three world powers provoked a  negative reaction from Baku.  

To recall, the Armenian Shushi came under the control of Azerbaijan  after the signing of a trilateral ceasefire statement on November 9,  2020. Today, Azerbaijan, by its actions, is trying to completely  erase the trace of the Armenian presence in this ancient Armenian  city. The history of not only historical buildings is distorted, but  also of religious buildings

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