Azerbaijanis use the term ՛multiculturalism՛ a lot, but their state policy contradicts this practice, Tatevik Hayrapetyan, member of ‘My Step’ faction, said during the NA announcements, referring to the vandalism carried out by Azerbaijan against the Holy Ghazanchetsots Church in Shushi.
She reminded that on November 6, the official Baku announced that the Ghazanchetsots Church was Orthodox and was going to renovate it. Moreover, the Armenian cultural heritage of Artsakh, which came under the occupation of Azerbaijan, is described by Azerbaijan as Udi and is engaged in a policy of appropriation.
“I am not surprised by this behavior of Azerbaijan, because for several decades we have witnessed how that state falsified, misappropriated the history of its neighbors, and created values and a state for itself on its basis. We must act with a united front, putting aside mutual accusations, which will hinder our main goal,” said Hayrapetyan.
According to her, today Azerbaijan does not allow UNESCO experts to enter Artsakh to see what kind of cultural vandalism or white genocide we are dealing with.
“Azerbaijan’s goal is to erase any trace of any Armenian from the region, to appropriate that history. This is a policy carried out by the state and a man for whom the hero is the ax-wielder of a sleeping Armenian. He considers heroic to walk in the ‘trophy park’, which is a place of racism and xenophobia. Unfortunately, we have such a neighbor, our actions must be united in order to face the challenges,” Tatevik Hayrapetyan emphasized.