The RA Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the anti-Armenian massacres in Baku
"31 years ago, the international community witnessed another crime against the Armenian people in Azerbaijan. There were hundreds killed, maimed and missing, tens of thousands of refugees. The anti-Armenian massacre in Baku in January 1990 ended the process of evicting Armenians from Azerbaijan.
The anti-Armenian policy of the Azerbaijani authorities targeted not only the Armenian population who lived and worked in Baku for centuries, but also the Armenian historical and cultural heritage of the city.
To date, the organizers and perpetrators of Baku's anti-Armenian massacres, who continue to be glorified as heroes, have not been brought to justice.
Moreover, to this day, Azerbaijan continues this policy of ethnic cleansing and expulsion of Armenians from Artsakh. A vivid evidence of this is the complete eviction of Armenians from the Azerbaijani-occupied territories of Artsakh today, which was carried out through mass war crimes and ethnic cleansing.
Today, paying tribute to the memory of the innocent victims of the anti-Armenian pogroms in Baku, we reaffirm the united commitment of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Artsakh and the Armenians around the world to guarantee the right of the Armenian people to live freely, safely and with dignity in their homeland", the statement reads.