ICOM strongly condemns the targeting of cultural heritage as a weapon of war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, and urge parties to find a peaceful solution

Dal sito di ICOM international:

ICOM was informed by the national committees of the two nations involved, ICOM Azerbaijan and ICOM Armenia, of the destruction suffered by museums and cultural heritage sites in the region, with two statements published on 1 and 2 October 2020 respectively. The reports highlight serious violations to the laws and customs applicable in armed conflict, and detail deliberate attacks on cultural heritage, including museums that bear witness to the incredible cultural richness of the Caucasus.

In the UN Security Council resolution 884, adopted unanimously on 12 November 1993, after reaffirming resolutions 822 (1993), 853 (1993) and 874 (1993), the Council expressed its concern at the continuing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh and condemned violations of the ceasefire between the parties. Despite the adoption of Resolution 884 hostilities have continued and are now again endangering the cultural heritage of the region.