7 October 2020
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STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF AZERBAIJANI SPORT COMMUNITY

Since July 12 this year, the state border of our country in the direction of Tovuz has been attacked by the separatist and occupant Republic of Armenia. Henceforth, starting from September 27th attacks of aggressor continued with pauses also at different directions with targeting residential areas and civilians, outside of the occupied Azerbaijani territories, by heavy artillery and large-caliber guns. 

Nevertheless, the valiant troops of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan continue to appropriately respond to the provocations of the enemy and have full control over the operational situation. Our people are sensitive to what is happening, expressing high confidence in our Armed Forces and proudly greet the heroism of our troops. Our athletes have also voluntarily joined the operations of our Army and are fighting with great determination in the Great Patriotic War for the integrity of our lands. We already have a number of athletes among our martyrs, who gave their lives for the liberation of Karabakh, our ancient and inseparable land. 

In recent days, a number of international organizations and states have been calling for the re-freezing of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 surrounding regions, the territory that makes 20 percent of our country and have been occupied nearly for 30 years. They make statements about the re-freezing of the conflict during which more than 25,000 Azerbaijani citizens killed and over 1 million people became refugees and IDPs. However, the adoption by the UN Security Council of four resolutions in 1993 (822, 853, 874 and 884 on the unconditional withdrawal of the occupant Armenian armed forces from the territory of Karabakh) and the negotiations mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group for almost thirty years did not yield results. We remind them that instead of freezing the conflict, it would be fair to call for the unconditional implementation of the above-mentioned UN resolutions by the occupant Republic of Armenia and returning of more than 1 million refugees and IDPs to their homeland.

We, the below listed organizations on behalf of the sport community of Azerbaijan, declare that we stand by our State until our territories, recognized under the international law, fully restored, the occupant Armenian forces withdrawn from our country, and more than 1 million refugees and IDPs returned to their homeland!

At the same time we invoke you to impartially inform the world community and sports organizations about the situation and we call on you to condemn this aggression of the occupant Republic of Armenia!

ON BEHALF OF AZERBAIJANI SPORTS SOCIETY 

Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee

Azerbaijan National Paralympic Committee

Azerbaijan Special Olympics Committee

Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport 

Azerbaijan Athletes Public Union

Azerbaijan Sports Volunteers Public Union

Azerbaijan Sports Journalists Federation 

Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation

Azerbaijan Equestrian Federation

Azerbaijan Shooting Federation

Azerbaijan Athletics Federation

Azerbaijan Badminton Federation

Azerbaijan Basketball Federation

Azerbaijan Boxing Federation

Azerbaijan Judo Federation

Azerbaijan Mountain Skiing Federation

Azerbaijan Football Federations Association

Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation

Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation

Azerbaijan Air and Extreme Sports Federation

Azerbaijan Handball Federation

Azerbaijan Archery Federation

Azerbaijan School Sports Federation

Azerbaijan Skating Federation

Azerbaijan Rowing Federation

Azerbaijan National Karate Federation

Azerbaijan Field Hockey Federation

Azerbaijan Fencing Federation

Azerbaijan Golf Federation

Azerbaijan Rugby Federation

Azerbaijan Table Tennis Federation

Azerbaijan Taekwondo Federation

Azerbaijan Tennis Federation

Azerbaijan Triathlon Federation

Azerbaijan Swimming Federation

Azerbaijan Cycling Federation

Azerbaijan Volleyball Federation

Azerbaijan Sailing Federation

Azerbaijan "Ready to defend the Motherland" Multidiscipline Federation

Azerbaijan Ashikhara Kaykan Karate Federation

Azerbaijan Automobile Federation

Azerbaijan Aikido Federation

Azerbaijan Billiard Sport Federation

Azerbaijan Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation

Azerbaijan Bowling Federation

Azerbaijan Budo Martial Arts Federation

Azerbaijan Cheerleading Federation

Azerbaijan Jiu-Jitsu Federation

Azerbaijan Corio Kung Fu Federation

Azerbaijan Mountaineering and Extreme Sports Federations Association

Azerbaijan Draughts Federation

Azerbaijan Traditional Karate-Do Federation

Azerbaijan Chess and Draughts Federation for the Visually Impaired

Azerbaijan Hapkido Federation

Azerbaijan Dance Sport Federation

Azerbaijan Capoeira Federation

Azerbaijan Deaf Sports Federation

Azerbaijan Kickboxing Federation

Azerbaijan Contact Karate Federation

Azerbaijan Kung Fu Federation

Azerbaijan Kyokushin Karate Federation

Azerbaijan Kyokushinkaykan Contact Karate Federation

Azerbaijan National Sports Association

Azerbaijan Motorcycle Sports Federation

Azerbaijan Muay Thai-Thaiboxing Federation

Azerbaijan Pankration, Grappling and MMA Federation

Azerbaijan Paintball Federation

Azerbaijan Powerlifting Federation

Azerbaijan Galagapi (Go) Federation

Azerbaijan Goju-Ryu Okinawa Karate-Do Federation

Azerbaijan Armwrestling Federation

Azerbaijan Chess Federation

Azerbaijan Sambo Federation

Azerbaijan Savate and Shaolin Martial Arts Federation

Azerbaijan Strongman Federation

Azerbaijan Orienteering Federation

Azerbaijan Eastern Martial Arts Association

Azerbaijan Penchak Silat Federation

Azerbaijan Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Federation

Azerbaijan Skating Federation

Azerbaijan Shorinciryu Kenkokan Karate-Do Kosiki Karate Federation

Azerbaijan Shotokan Karate-Do Federation

Azerbaijan Sumo Federation

Azerbaijan Turan-Do Federation

Azerbaijan Universal Martial Arts Federation

Azerbaijan Wushu Federation

Azerbaijan National Karate Federation

Azerbaijan Wing Chun Martial Arts Federation

Azerbaijan Professional Boxing Federation

Azerbaijan MMA Federation

 

Baku city, Azerbaijan
6 october 2020