The Armenian Foreign Ministry issued a statement in connection with the 30th anniversary of the pogroms in Maragha. The statement reads: “30 years ago, on April 10, 1992, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces carried out an unprecedented massacre of civilians in the village of Maragha in the Martakert region of Artsakh, as a result of which an Armenian settlement with a population of about 5,000 people was completely disarmed. The massacre in Maragha, which was a continuation of the pogroms of Armenians organized in Sumgait, Kirovabad and Baku, was another manifestation of the policy of hatred and ethnic cleansing against Armenians by the Azerbaijani authorities. Currently, the actions of the Azerbaijani armed forces aimed at the prolonged targeting of the Armenian civilian population in Artsakh and the creation of a humanitarian crisis, as well as the invasion of the zone of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping forces since March 24, as a result of which more than 400 people were forced to be deported, they indicate the real goal of official Baku – to subject Artsakh to complete ethnic cleansing. Today, we pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the pogroms in Maragha. The Republic of Armenia reaffirms its commitment to ensuring the right of the people of Artsakh to a free, safe and dignified life in their homeland and underlines the relevance of the efforts of the international community to prevent threats to the existential security of the Armenians of Artsakh.”