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Lemkin Institute Urges World Leaders to Safeguard Artsakh's Armenian Identity


Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention Urges World Leaders to Safeguard Artsakh's Armenian Identit

The Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention has once again raised its voice in condemnation of Azerbaijan's perceived impunity and has called upon world leaders to take decisive action to protect the Armenian identity in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). The Institute expresses grave concern about the erosion of Artsakh's identity within a state that it claims is governed by genocidal Armenophobia.


In a statement posted on X (formerly Twitter), the Lemkin Institute underscored the gravity of the situation, stating, "Azerbaijan has used military aggression to force the surrender of the democratic Armenian Republic of Artsakh to the dictator Ilham Aliyev." The Institute lamented the use of military force to subjugate Artsakh and expressed concern over the apparent disregard for the principles of democracy.


The Institute also pointed out the role of Russia in these developments, emphasizing that Russia had categorized the situation as an "internal affair" of Azerbaijan, despite the ostensible mandate of Russian peacekeepers to protect Artsakh civilians and prevent violations of the 2020 Ceasefire Statement. This stance has raised questions about Russia's commitment to its peacekeeping role in the region.


In conclusion, the Lemkin Institute reiterated its plea for world leaders to take action, saying, "The Lemkin Institute once again decries Azerbaijan’s impunity and implores world leaders to act to protect the Artsakh Armenian identity from destruction within a state that is governed by genocidal Armenophobia." The Institute's call underscores the urgency of safeguarding the cultural and historical heritage of Artsakh in the face of ongoing geopolitical challenges.


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