The statement of the UN mission following its visit to the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan made it absolutely clear that there is no persecution of Armenians or “ethnic cleansing” against them, replicated by the Armenian authorities and Western media - the people who left Karabakh did so of their own free will, US journalist, national security analyst, lawyer Irina Tsukerman told Report.
“Indeed, this is the most convincing evidence that there is no political, cultural or religious oppression on the part of Baku, contrary to the claims of the Armenian lobby in the West. It is difficult to argue with this statement. Nevertheless, the smear campaign continues,” she said.
She noted that Azerbaijan needs to conduct a large-scale campaign highlighting what is really happening, telling that Baku was forced to put an end to terrorist activities on its territory.
“For those remaining in Karabakh, it is clear that Azerbaijan will provide them with all the opportunities and rights that citizens of the country have, regardless of their ethnicity, religion or creed. Baku has already declared its commitment to socio-economic investments for the benefit of this region, as well as support integration of the Armenians of Karabakh. Recent events show that the country is already beginning to fulfill these promises. What else can the international community expect in the current circumstances? And why are the same demands for similar treatment of the Azerbaijanis in Armenia, from where they were expelled, not made to Armenia? It seems that when it comes to human rights and humanitarian issues, there are double standards,” the expert concluded.