Statement by Artsakh Foreign Ministry on the 101-st Anniversary of the Massacre of Armenians of Shoushi
Օn this day 101 years ago, the authorities of the Azerbaijani Republic, together with the regular Turkish army and numerous armed gangs, organized the massacre of the Armenian population of Shoushi, almost completely destroying the historical capital of Artsakh. The Genocide in Shoushi was the first manifestation of the aggressive policy pursued against Artsakh by an artificially created state called “Azerbaijan”. As a result of this monstrous crime, thousands of Armenians were killed, tens of thousands were forced to leave the town, the Armenian cultural heritage was destroyed, the people's property was looted, and the sacred sites were desecrated.
This tragic event was a signal of what kind of policy Azerbaijan will adopt in the coming decades. The logical continuation of such misanthropic actions was the Armenian-phobia policy pursued by Azerbaijan since 1988 at the state level, accompanied by massacres, pogroms and ethnic cleansing.
The fact that the international community didn’t give a proper assessment to the genocidal policy of Baku and Ankara and the criminals remained unpunished led to a new aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh on September 27, 2020 with the support of Turkey and the participation of international terrorists, resulting in the occupation of the town of Shoushi.
The massacres in Shoushi in 1920 and its occupation in 2020 do not only testify to the genocidal policy against Artsakh and the Armenian people, but are also crimes against the mankind and humanity, a gross violation of international law.
The Armenians of Artsakh will never accept the loss of Shoushi. Shoushi was, is and will be an integral part of Artsakh, and everything will be done to liberate the occupied territories of the Republic and restore the historical justice.
Armenia Records 259779 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases
UN Secretary General Reiterates Full Support to the Efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs
PACE Adopts Report on Humanitarian Consequences of the Conflict Between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Hogan Discusses Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict with OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs
President Harutyunyan Took Part in the Requiem Service for the Victims of the 44-day War
Foreign Troops Deployed in Poland on Belarusian Border: Lukashenko
PM Pashinyan Visits Soldier’s House Rehabilitation Center
Georgian Prime Minister Offers "Tbilisi platform" for Armenia-Azerbaijan Talks
France Will Spare no Effort to Contribute to Resumption of Dialogue within OSCE MG Co-Chairmanship
5-Day Weather Forecast in Armenia
Statement of the Foreign Minister of Armenia on the Occasion of the Anniversary of the Aggression Unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh on September 27
Prime Minister Pashinyan Pays Tribute to the Memory of the Heroes Killed in the 44-day War
Pashinyan, President of the Republic of Artsakh Discuss the Process of Overcoming the Consequences of the War
Armenia Records 259007 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases
231 Troops, 22 Civilians Missing – Armenia Investigative Committee on 2020 Nagorno Karabakh War
Statement by the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh on the Occasion of the Anniversary of the War Unleashed on September 27, 2020 on Artsakh by Azerbaijan
Delegation to Armenia: EU Stands Ready to Facilitate Contacts
First President Ter-Petrosyan Discussed Humanitarian Issues in Artsakh with Artsakh Beglaryan
Meeting of Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan with Victoria Nuland, US Under Secretary for Political Affairs
Holy Etchmiadzin: Requiem Services To Be Held September 27 for Fallen Armenian Defenders
Sir Khachik Paul Chater, Father of Hong Kong
Trump Says He’d Beat Biden in a Boxing Match
Lebanese-Armenian George Bojkian Appointed Minister in the New Lebanese Government
Arayik Harutyunyan Convened an Enlarged Working Consultation
5 Day Weather Forecast in Armenia
Construction of Nord Stream 2 Completed: Gazprom
Zelensky's Speculations about Risk of Russia-Ukraine War Apocalyptic: Kremlin Spokesman
Commander of Artsakh Defense Army Mikayel Arzumanyan Relieved of Duties
Armenia Records 248397 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases
US Envoy to Armenia Says they do not Consider Karabakh Conflict to be Resolved