Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 10 / Trend M. Aliyev /
"The Azerbaijani community of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Azerbaijani Republic public association appealed to international organisations in connection with the destruction of historical monuments in the occupied territories by Armenians. This appeal remains unanswered, chairman of the public association Bayram Safarov told media on Thursday.
"We even appealed to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia in connection with the mosque in Shusha," he said. "He gave us a funny answer - just agree with each other."
Armenians always destroy Azerbaijani historical monuments or misappropriate them, he added. "It is peculiar to them. It is in their genes, because it is not their land. They want to misappropriate our historical monuments by using different deceitful ways." he said.
"The fact that Armenians are shying away from the negotiations is natural. We have already said and now state again that the Armenian leadership is a murderer of innocent Azerbaijani citizens, our brothers and sisters. They decline to resolve the conflict, fearing punishment for their crimes. That is why they are delaying the peace talks." he went on.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.