YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The destruction of Armenian cemeteries and khatchkars in Julfa in Nakhichevan is nothing but medieval barbarism, said Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian during a press briefing Wednesday.
He said that Armenian has provided UNESCO with all necessary information on the issue.
“Despite Armenia and Karabakh’s efforts, Azerbaijan continuously hinders a UNESCO mission called to clarify the situation with the historical and cultural monumen’s,” Nalbandian told reporters.
The Armenian cemetery in Julfa was razed to the ground by Azeri soldiers in December 2005.
Some 3500 khachkars were demolished and the cemetery was transformed into a firing ground.