YEREVAN. – In the Armenian-Azerbaijani war, it is important to take into account the terrorist groups’ existence, which is now an internationally confirmed fact; the terrorists state in the videos that they will continue terrorist acts in other countries as well. The Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) of Armenia, Arman Tatoyan, said this Tuesday at the session of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Regional and Eurasian Integration.
Tatoyan noted that the attacks by the adversary are targeted attacks that make no distinction, and they are carried out from banned cluster munitions.
"There is another important factor here: it is the huge expression of hatred [on the part of Azerbaijan] which accompanies the whole process from the first day. (…). By spreading scenes of violence, targeting children, the elderly, they create fertile ground for additional cruelties and atrocities," Tatoyan stressed.
The Human Rights Defender of Armenia noted that all this should be considered as a single chain component, as the analysis shows that we are talking about ethnic cleansing of the population of Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).
According to him, since September 27 when the Azerbaijani armed forces—assisted by the Turkish army—launched a large-scale attack against Artsakh, targeting its civilian population, too, the cities and villages of Armenia have also been hit. "As a result, we had one civilian killed and two wounded," Arman Tatoyan added.