During the First Karabakh war, the armament of and financially supporting the extremist groups in Armenia by their communities living in various countries proved the widespread hatred against the Azerbaijanis and that such actions are specifically aimed at ethnic cleansing of people of not Armenian origin in Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent seven districts.

According to Report, these views were expressed in the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) report of the Republic of Azerbaijan on hate crimes and hate speech against Azerbaijanis.