Armenia called on F1 to oppose the «policy of ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh»
The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia addressed the sports community
The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia addressed the sports community in connection with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, noting that the holding of this race helps to divert attention from "attempts to carry out ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population" in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia: …calls on the organizers of the European Formula 1 Grand Prix tournament 2023, which will be held on April 28-30 in the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku, and the international sports community to express a note of protest against the policy of ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh carried out by the Azerbaijani authorities.
MONKS RA draws the attention of the sports community to the fact that since December 12, 2022, the Republic of Azerbaijan has illegally blocked the only road, the Lachin Corridor connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia and the world, creating all conditions for the formation of a humanitarian catastrophe in Nagorno-Karabakh.
On February 22, 2023, the International Court of Justice of the United Nations granted Armenia's claim, obliging Azerbaijan to immediately open the Lachin corridor. To this day, Azerbaijan has not only failed to comply with the court's decision, but has also stopped the supply of gas and electricity.
On April 23, the Azerbaijani authorities illegally established a checkpoint in the humanitarian corridor connecting Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia, effectively taking 120,000 Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh hostage. Guided by this policy, the Azerbaijani authorities are trying to carry out ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh, forcing them to leave their native places of residence.
The organization of the 2023 Formula 1 European Grand Prix tournament in Baku is, in fact, aimed at concealing the policy of annihilation of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh.
We urge the organizers and participants of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2023 not to become a participant in the concealment of the policy of ethnic cleansing».