(in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa_7-8-2019_/)
On August 7, 2019, the Republic of Western Armenia sent a large and unprecedented Statement to the UN “On the demarcation of the border between the state of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan”.
In particular, it contained information on the genocidal crimes by Azerbaijan against the Armenian people.
Below are some fragments from the Appeal.
The Karabakh conflict is the essence of the issue of Artsakh and Armenians of Artsakh
— The Karabakh conflict is not a matter of only the Armenian and Azerbaijani confrontation as they often try to present. In fact the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh or the question of Artsakh and the Armenians of Artsakh to be exact is an extremely important component of the Armenian issue.
— The struggle of Artsakh and the Armenians of Artsakh is a struggle against the genocidal policy unleashed by the Republic of Azerbaijan, the struggle for survival, for the right to freely dispose their own destiny in accordance with the right to self-determination.
— The Republic of Azerbaijan from 1918-1920 either participated in or independently implemented the policy of genocide and deportation of Armenians. In other words, the same criminal policy against the indigenous Armenian population was carried out as in 1894-1923, and up to this day the successive Turkish authorities – Ottoman, Young Turkish and Kemalist… In fact, it can be stated that the Genocide of Armenians continues by the authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan as well.
— At the same time, a number of facts and events testify that the military and political situation around the Republic of Armenia is methodically and deliberately exacerbated in order to prevent the Republic of Armenia from taking up the final and fair solution of the Armenian question, including final settlement of the Karabakh conflict on its basis.
— However, this does not mean that Armenians scattered throughout the world as a result of the Genocide of Armenians can accept such realities imposed on the Republic of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. On the contrary: Armenians scattered around the world, the number of which is much larger than their compatriots living in the Republic of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, chose the way of protection of the uniform rights granted to the Armenian people and the State of Armenia in 1918-1920 by the international community aimed to the final and fair solution of the Armenian question.
— However, this step, aimed at resolving the problem in a civilized way and by means of free will, was followed by a wave of violence against the Armenian population, massive violation of the rights of the Armenian people, forced deportation of the Armenian population, a complete blockade and the like. Pogroms and massacres of the Armenian population began in the cities of the Republic of Azerbaijan located hundreds of kilometers from NKAR – in Sumgait, Baku, Kirovabad, Shamkhor. As a result, hundreds of people were killed and even more people were injured. About 500 thousand citizens of Armenian nationality of the Republic of Azerbaijan became refugees. Thus, the authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan organized and carried out a real genocide and deportation against the indigenous Armenian population living on the territory of the republic.
— On September 2, 1991, at the joint session of people’s deputies of the regional Council of NKAR and Shahumyan district Council in Stepanakert, the «Declaration on the proclamation of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic» was adopted on the territory of the former Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous region and Shahumyan district.
— Since its establishment in 1918, the Republic of Azerbaijan has been implementing a program of Genocide and deportation of Armenians.
— Since February 1988, the Republic of Azerbaijan has carried out a complete blockade of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and the Republic of Armenia, to which the Republic of Turkey also joined in 1993 by organizing a blockade of the Republic of Armenia.
— The Republic of Azerbaijan does not want to hear about the right of Armenians of Artsakh to free self-determination and free life, repeatedly stating that it will not recognize the independence of the Republic of Artsakh.
— Over the entire period of its existence, and especially from 1988 and up to the present time, the Republic of Azerbaijan has been openly pursuing an Armenian — phobic State policy, and under such circumstances, the mediation mission, naturally, cannot be a success.
— In April 2016, contrary to the requirements of the ceasefire agreement signed in May 1994, the Republic of Azerbaijan undertook a new aggression and broke out a four-day war against the Republic of Artsakh and the Armenians of the Republic of Artsakh, committing new war crimes.
— The Republic of Azerbaijan carried out the policy of deportation of Armenians of Nakhichevan, which threatened and continues to threaten the Armenians of Artsakh. According to statistics, in 1917, 53.9 thousand Armenians lived in Nakhichevan (which was almost half of the population), and in 1926 the number of Armenians reduced to 11.2 thousand. Persecution of Armenians in Nakhichevan by the authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan acquired a special scale in the 1960s-1980s, as a result of which the number continued to reduce. The last Armenians were deported from Nakhichevan in 1988, after the Armenian pogroms in Sumgait organized by the authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
— The Republic of Azerbaijan continues to occupy a number of Armenian territories: from the territories of the Republic of Armenia — Artsvashen, from the territories of Artsakh — Shahumyan district, a significant part of the Martouni, Martakert and Getashen districts, Gardman, including the legendary village of Chardakhlu — the homeland of 2 marshals of the Soviet Union and 12 generals.
— The Republic of Azerbaijan is carrying out the destruction of the Armenian heritage in the occupied territories, an eloquent example of which is the destruction of 89 medieval Armenian churches, 5,480 khachkars (and 22,700 tombstones in the territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Artsakh and Nakhichevan, including 400 khachkars (cross-stones) in Agulis and the destruction of thousands of medieval original and ancient khachkars (cross-stones) of Jugha in Nakhichevan in 2005.
Full text of the Statement – https://miaban.ru/info/armenia/wa_7-8-2019_eng/