Honorable Mr. President of the Republic of Armenia!
Fourteen years have passed since the victorious end of the national liberation war in Artsakh. As a result of this victory the Armenian soldier has reached the most of the north-eastern historical frontiers of the Armenian Homeland. This war was first and foremost the war for the sacred land of our motherland. The Constitution of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) adopted during the national referendum in 2006 has drawn the sovereign borders of Karabakh’s land, for liberation of which the best sons of our nation shed their blood. The Constitution of the NKR has nullified the artificial and non-viable borders of former soviet “Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast” – an enclave which borders were forced upon Armenians against their will.
This war not only liberated the lands, but also became a just retribution for a Genocide organized by Azerbaijan in response for political claims of Karabakh Armenians. By this victory, the Armenian nation demonstrated to the whole world, that such genocidal attempts will never be left unpunished. The disregards towards this victory of the Armenian people (whether in ideology or in politics) defies the memory of the fallen heroes and the memory of martyrs of Armenian Genocide in Sumgait, Baku, Kirovabad and other towns and villages of Azerbaijan. This disregards new armed aggression against Armenian statehood.
When it comes to Karabakh, nothing could be disregarded or treated as insignificant or secondary importance detail. The daily display of the soviet borders of the “Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast” (non-existent since the declaration of independence of the NKR) by the Public Television of Armenia in various broadcasts does insult the memory of our heroes, martyrs, as well as Armenian viewers in Armenia, NKR and Spyurk. This is not acceptable under any political circumstances. However, such television displays are especially detrimental today, in the current decisive period of political settlement of the conflict, when the Armenian diplomacy, as we all hope, defends the interests of Armenian people.
We demand to remove the map image of soviet the “Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast” from the weather forecast of TV broadcast. We demand to replace it with the image of the Republic of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. We are confident that all the necessary steps will be taken as soon as possible.