The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin strongly condemns the vandalism of the  St.Hovhannes Mkrtich (Kanach Jam) church in Shushi by Azerbaijan.

“Such an attitude towards spiritual and cultural values is a continuation of Azerbaijan’s activities towards Armenian culture for decades. We strongly condemn the vandalism of Shushi St. Hovhannes Mkrtich (Kanach Jam) church. Actions of Azerbaijan shows the decades-long policy of this country of erasing all traces of Arminian historical presence in the historical land of the Armenians. We call on the international community and relevant organizations to condemn such unacceptable actions of Azerbaijan and to take urgent active steps towards prevention of such actions of vandalism”, the statement reads.