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Gegham Stepanyan condemns West of aiding Azerbaijan in  de-Armenization of Artsakh

Gegham Stepanyan condemns West of aiding Azerbaijan in  de-Armenization of Artsakh

ArmInfo. Artsakh Ombudsman Gegham Stepanyan condemned the collective West of aiding Azerbaijan  in the de-Armenization of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Thus, the human rights activist, sharing a sensational photo of  Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev from a visit to occupied  Stepanakert, where he defiantly tramples the flag of the Republic of  Artsakh, Stepanyan, in particular wrotein his X pgae: "Rights and  security you said? Toivo Klaar (EU Special Representative for the  South Caucasus, ed. note) , Charles Michel (President of the European  Council), Secretary Blinken (U.S. Secretary of State), welcome your  partner in crime!!!"

In turn, former spokesperson of the Armenian Foreign Ministry Anna  Naghdalyan, reacting to the desecration of the Artsakh flag by the  Azerbaijani dictator, in particular, wrote on her X page:   "Reintegration" - Aliyev-style: 

Step 1: subject 120K Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh to starvation 

Step 2: conduct mil offensive and Ethnic Cleansing of indigenous  Armenian population 

Step 3: dishonor national symbols and historic heritage of Artsakh  Armenians around the world."

Meanwhile, Italian journalist Simone Zoppellaro, reacting to Aliyev  trampling the Artsakh flag at the residence of the NKR President,  wrote in on his X page: "It is not enough to win a war, make  thousands of deaths and an ethnic cleansing. It is important for  dictator Aliyev to be filmed and photographed while trampling the  flag of a minority he has just erased."

At the same time, American journalist Lindsay Snell, stated regarding  Aliyev's visit to Stepanakert that this is perhaps one of the few  cases when the Azerbaijani side recognized the fact of the expulsion  of all Armenians from Artsakh.

"Azerbaijani journalist posts video walking around Stepanakert and  captions it, "Empty, Khankendi without Armenians..." Closest any of  them have come to admitting that AZ ethnically cleansed it," Snell  noted.

In turn, a Twitter user using the nickname of the Russian mystic of  Greek-Armenian origin George Gurdjieff, in particular, wrote:   "Aliyev was surprised to see a map of Great Armenia in Arayik  Harutyunyan's office. Mentally challenged nomad

Let us add that the footage of the visit of the President of  Azerbaijan to occupied Artsakh, and especially Stepanakert, evokes a  feeling of disgust in any adequate person. The head of 10 million  states behaves not like a statesman and a person leading an entire,  albeit authoritarian, state, but like a child with serious childhood  psychological trauma. The person who spoke to the whole world about  protecting the rights of so-called national minorities, with great  pleasure, not only tramples the Artsakh flag, but also does not  hesitate to expose these vile actions of his to the whole world.  It  is one thing when such actions are performed by an ordinary  representative of this state due to a lack of intelligence or  education, and it is quite another to follow such a behavior of a  former graduate student and teacher of MGIMO, it is at least  puzzling.

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