The fact that Azerbaijan was elected a member of the UNESCO Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict was itself a cause for deep concern and distrust towards the above-mentioned international organization with the mission of preserving the world cultural heritage, Artsakh Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Lusine Gharakhanyan wrote on her Facebook page.
The inclusion of a country that has adopted a policy of cultural vandalism in the international structure dealing with the protection of cultural values causes concerns and distrust. Artsakh Minister of Education and Science
STEPANAKERT, DECEMBER 8, ARTSAKHPRESS: Especially in recent decades, arguments about Azerbaijan's policy of open vandalism against the Armenian cultural heritage under the guise of anti-Armenianism have been repeatedly presented on various international platforms. However, as a result, the country not only was not held accountable, but also pursued a very aggressive policy of continuation, especially during and after the war unleashed by itself in September 2020, initiating and destroying thousands of different historical and cultural monuments of exclusively Armenian origin in the occupied territories of the Artsakh Republic.