Yerevan: Azerbaijan seeks to degrade memory of war victims, the missing

April 13, 2021 – 16:17 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Azerbaijan seeks to publicly degrade the memory of the victims of the Nagorno- war, missing persons and prisoners of war, violating the rights and dignity of their families, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in comments following Azerbaijan’s inauguration of a so-called “military trophy park.”

On April 12, the President of Azerbaijan attended the opening of a “park” dedicated to Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) war in Baku, where alongside Armenian military equipment seized during hostilities, wax figures of what Azerbaijan claims to be Armenian servicemen, as well as their personal belongings and the helmets of fallen Armenian troops were also displayed.

“At a time when the consequences of the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh haven’t been fully addressed, when numerous Armenian prisoners of war are being held in Azerbaijani captivity, the organization of such an “exhibition” wrapped in the elements of marauding means Azerbaijan is finally consolidating its position as a global center of intolerance and xenophobia. Such anti-human behavior of the Azerbaijani high-ranking leadership is more vocal than any statement or PR-campaign on peace, tolerance and multiculturalism,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“On the one hand, the Azerbaijani leadership is making observations about possible revanchism on the part of Armenia, and on the other hand, with such exhibition, attempts to perpetuate the revanchism, inhumanity and interethnic hatred. Such steps manifest how far the Azerbaijani leadership stands from its own declarative statements on the post-conflict situation, regional peace and reconciliation.”

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