During the Artsakh war, Baku, using weapons containing phosphorus, mercilessly burning down the forests, and after the war continuing a policy of ecocide, so that the Armenians of Artsakh were forced to leave Artsakh.

During the war, Artsakh MFA stated that the use of phosphorus weapons is a flagrant violation of the International Humanitarian Law, norms and principles of the Geneva Conventions, as well as provisions stipulated in the relevant UN conventions and documents.

Various human rights organizations, on the basis of facts, stressed that Baku had used the prohibited weapons in Artsakh.

Baku’s crimes have not received a corresponding international response and no concrete measures have been taken.

Today the only large reservoir of Artsakh and its environment is facing serious environmental problems.

This circumstance has also affected agriculture and water resources. The level of water in the reservoir is reduced, approaching a critical point.

Azerbaijan, through such criminal actions, is trying to cause an environmental catastrophe and blame Artsakh for it.

It’s not incidental that Azerbaijan periodically spreads information that Azerbaijan may change the course of Tartar River, as a result of which Sarsang reservoir will be deprived of water.

The Government of Western Armenia reminds us that the use of banned chemical weapons by Baku authorities is a common occurrence.

Since the four-day war in 2016, people have died as a result of lethal burns caused by the use of banned phosphorus weapons.

This fact was condemned by international instances, but Baku authorities, ignoring all international norms, continue their genocidal policy, exposing not only the peaceful population of Artsakh to genocide, but also the nature.

The Government of Western Armenia strictly condemns this policy of the Baku authorities, demanding from the international instances to prohibit the use of inadmissible weapons, which may become a precedent for other states in the future.