AZERBAIJANI COMMUNITY OF CRIMEA CONDEMNS DECISION OF UZHGOROD CITY COUNCIL TO RECOGNIZE SO-CALLED "ARMENIAN GENOCIDE"
May 21 2010
Crimea – APA. Rahim Humbatov, chairman of the "Azerbaijani Community
of Crimea" Public Union, sent a letter to mayor of Uzhgorod concerning
the recognition of the so-called "Armenian genocide" by Uzhgorod city
council. Rahim Humbatov told APA that the letter says the decision
"Uzhgorod city council has the right to pass decisions independently
only concerning the local issues within the framework of the Ukrainian
Constitution and laws. It is obvious that by passing this decision
Uzhgorod city council exceeded its power. It is also obvious that
the decision contradicts the interests of Ukraine."
The letter says that during Nagorno Karabakh conflict Armenians
committed genocide against the civilians in Khojaly, a lot of films
were made, books and articles written about the genocide. Rahim
Humbatov asked Uzhgorod city council to recognize Khojaly genocide as
a crime against mankind, appeal to Ukrainian President and parliament
and support the Azerbaijani people.