“Eurovision” Reference Group officially equates Karabakh occupants’ flag to IS terrorists’ flag
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 29
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:
The Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group has officially banned the use of the flag of the occupants of Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh, said the official Eurovision Song Contest Flag Policy report.
A "black list" of banned flags was published in the section dedicated to the flags, which viewers can use during the Eurovision Song Contest.
The "flag" of the Nagorno-Karabakh separatist regime is also banned together with several other flags of separatist regions, as well as the "Islamic State" terrorist organization (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh).
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.