Sumgait is Continuation of Armenian Genocide, Says Karabakh Prime Minister
YEREVAN (Yerkir)–"The tragedy in Sumgait became the continuation of
the genocidal policy against the Armenian people," the
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Prime Minister Anoushavan Daniyelian told
journalists during the events, dedicated to the 19th anniversary of
Armenian massacre in the Azeri city of Sumgait.
He said that the Karabakh conflict was imposed on the Armenian people
at a time, when the nation was weak and had been reeling from other
tragedies. The Prime Minister noted that the Karabakh
national-liberation struggle was the first response to the unjust acts
committed against the people of Nagorno-Karabakh by the Azeri forces.
In response to question regarding the refugee problems emanating from
the Sumgait massacres and similar events that followed, Danielyan
explained that according to a government decision, individuals
identified as refugees were in the second year of receiving government
compensation. The government has also provided housing for the
refugees from Sumgait and other parts of Azerbaijan.
"Currently, 15 homes have been built. These homes will be put in
commission in the near future. Similar programs were realized across
the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, as well," explained Danielyan.