Karabakh leader says Armenian can’t live in Azerbaijan

Karabakh leader says Armenian can’t live in Azerbaijan

Arminfo, Yerevan
28 Feb 05

Stepanakert, 28 February: The Nagornyy Karabakh republic marked the
17th anniversary of the tragic events in the Azerbaijani city of
Sumqayit today. Dozens of innocent Armenians had fell victim then.

This morning, people of Nagornyy Karabakh visited the Memorial
complex in Stepanakert to lay flowers and wreaths at the monument to
the victims of the tragedy. An official delegation of the Nagornyy
Karabakh republic headed by President Arkadiy Gukasyan also paid
tribute to the victims of the attacks.

“Sumqayit has proved that Armenians can’t live in Azerbaijan,
the Azerbaijani state is dangerous for the Armenian nation. What
happened in Sumqayit was only the beginning, it was followed by Baku,
Kirovabad [Ganca] and Maraqa. And life has shown that we made the right
choice. We set up our state, we are protecting our motherland. I am
sure that all the alternatives put forward by Azerbaijan after Sumqayit
are unrealistic and absurd because Sumqayit was not an isolated
incident, but the state policy of Azerbaijan,” Arkadiy Gukasyan said.

[Passage omitted: religious service held]