The statement emphasizes, in particular, that ′′ Intentional attacks on civilian objects, in particular, Martuni, Martakert and Stepanakert medical facilities, the Church of the Holy Allege of Shushi, as well as demonstratively brutal killings of Armenian prisoners are episodes in a series of widespread and systematic crimes aimed at against the civilians of the Republic of Artsakh.
Acts of violence committed by Azerbaijan against the people of Artsakh have no justification and deserve the strictest international condemnation to prevent their repetition in the future.
The intentional shelling of the Stepanakert medical complex was, in fact, the cynical response of the Azerbaijani military-political leadership to the peace efforts of the Presidents of Russia, France and the United States aimed at cessation of hostilities and de-escalation of tensions in the zone of the Azerbaijani Karabakh conflict.
We re-emphasize that the international recognition of the Republic of Artsakh, as well as the imposition of strict sanctions against Azerbaijan and its military-political leadership, are the optimal and effective non-military way to end Azerbaijan's crimes against humanity ".
The statement was previously published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and provided by the media and is available via the link