Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 14
The fictitious and baseless statement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia regarding the alleged “massacres” of the Armenian population in Baku during January 1990 is actually aimed at concealing the genocide of Azerbaijani civilians by Armenia, its ethnic cleansing policy, and the brutality 613 innocent people were killed during the night in the city of Khojaly, said Head of the Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic Leyla Abdullayeva in response to a question from the media about the comment of the representative of the Armenian Foreign Ministry, Trend. reports.
“We regret to note that the stories in which Armenians were presented as victims formed the ideological basis of Armenian nationalism for decades, giving impetus to Armenia’s territorial claims against Azerbaijan, leading to a devastating conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and resulting in immense suffering for hundreds of thousands of people. While the topic of The discussion is a question of the normalization of relations between states in the post-conflict period, the statements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia indicate that the other side is not seeking to normalize relations, but is polluting its society with harmful ideas. ”
According to her, as for the fictitious statement about the so-called “massacres” of Armenians in Azerbaijan, investigative materials and irrefutable observations of a number of independent international structures prove that in fact they were provocative actions prepared by the KGB . She noted that since the late 1980s, Armenia’s clear territorial claims to Azerbaijan have been accompanied by massacres, torture, persecution and forced displacement of nearly 250,000 Azerbaijanis from their historical places in the Armenia SSR.
“Unfortunately, no one has yet been prosecuted for the numerous crimes committed by Armenia against the Azerbaijanis. As is well known, on the night of January 19-20, 1990, the Soviet army committed genocide against the Azerbaijani people, and the responsibility for this crime lies with The former Soviet leadership.The events of January 1990 were not able to break the resolve of the Azerbaijani people and restore the country’s independence.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia must recognize this within the framework of the policy of ethnic cleansing, personally approved by the former presidents of the country, and the occupation policy that lasted nearly 30 years, violating basic rights For hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijanis over the decades. The perpetrators must be held accountable so that these crimes are not repeated in the future.”