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Azerbaijan leaves the European Union in weightlifting in Armenia

Someone who helped arrange the European Weightlifting Championships party burned a flag.

This leads to the Azerbaijani national team returning home.

Security cannot be guaranteedWrites the Ministry of Sports and the Olympic Committee of the country.

Relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan are tense due to the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

It was noticed when the European Weightlifting Commission was about to start in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan.

Set the flag on fire

During the Flag Parade at the Opening Ceremony, fashion designer Aram Nikolyan, who designed the costumes for the flag bearers at the Opening Ceremony, chose to snatch the flag of Azerbaijan from a young woman, reports include inside the games.

Then the man set fire to the flag of Azerbaijan. Police arrested him but released him without charge.

Fashion designer Aram Nikolyan burns the flag of Azerbaijan.
Fashion designer Aram Nikolyan burns the flag of Azerbaijan.

Police arrested him but released him without charge.
Police arrested him but released him without charge.

– The only thing I wanted was to make sure that the flag of Azerbaijan does not fly in the Republic of Armenia, says Aram Nikolyan in YouTube video.

His actions had consequences.

withdraw from the European Commission

The weightlifting federation, the EWF, condemned the act, but the Azerbaijani government chose to make a strong appeal to the athletes who were there to lift weights in Yerevan.

“Because of the psychological pressure in Armenia, where a hateful atmosphere prevails, safety cannot be guaranteed. Azerbaijani athletes cannot compete as usual.”The Azerbaijani Ministry of Sports and the National Olympic Committee wrote in a joint statement according to What.

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They have now put together a plan to bring their players home.

“It is with this in mind that the decision was made to return Azerbaijani athletes to their homeland. We call on the International Federation and international sports institutions to strongly condemn this barbaric act.”

They also want to see sanctions against Armenia and they don’t want the country to be allowed to organize international sporting events.