YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan made a statement on Twitter on the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the Armenian massacres in Sumgait, Azerbaijan, on February 28.
“We are commemorating the innocent victims of Sumgait massacres. 32 years ago Azerbaijan responded to peaceful appeal of Nagorno Karabakh people to self-determination with mass violence and pogroms against Armenians. We pay our duty to memory with strong commitment to prevent such crimes,” he said.
Pashinyan and a high-level delegation visited the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the tragedy.
In Artsakh, President Bako Sahakyan visited the Stepanakert Memorial and laid flowers to the monument to the innocent victims.
The President was accompanied by Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan and top officials of the republic.