THE INDEPENDENCE DAY BELONGS TO THE VICTIMS
[04:24 pm] 20 September, 2006
"This is a political movement the aim of which is to clear the country
of garbage", announced commander of group "Artsakh" Miqael Apresyan in
club "Pastark". He also informed those present about the formation of
the "Armenian Volunteers Movement". The authors of the initiative are
commanders who participated in the Karabakh war – Arkadi Karapetyan,
Manvel Eghiazaryan, Voskan Gyulumyan and others, who are concerned
about the fate of the country and especially about the settlement of
the Karabakh conflict.
"They are speaking about giving territories. They have forgotten
that we have given 12 thousand lives in order to liberate those
lands. During the war we never spoke about liberating them in order to
give them to Azeris later. How shall we look into the eyes of those
12 thousand soldiers? The Independence day belongs to those who are
not with us today", commander of group "Artsakh" did not even try to
suppress his anger.
The commanders were also angry with the speeches delivered during the
third conference "Armenia-Diaspora" which do not correspond to reality.
"Look at their plump faces talking about the reduction of poverty! The
Prime Minister announces that the poorest regions are the villages. How
come the peasants working from morning till night and they are still
the poorest? "
According to Mr. Apresyan, part of the liberated lands is not populated
because of the indifference of the authorities, "They speak about
giving lands so often that the population of Qelbajar thinks about
leaving those territories. The same situation is present is Lachin". He
is convinced that if conditions are created, Armenians who came to
Armenia from Lebanon and Syria will be glad to go and live there.
The members of the movement were concerned about the fate of the
Armenians in Lebanon. "There are 120 thousand Armenians in Lebanon. The
realization of a peace-keeping mission in Lebanon is extremely urgent.
Turkey has already sent 100 thousand soldiers to Lebanon who will be
allocated in the Armenian districts. This means we are facing a new
danger", Miqael Apresyan said.
By the way, the members of the "Armenian Volunteers Movement" announced
that they will not participate in the coming elections. They have
not decided whom they will support either.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress