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Azerbaijani diaspora in Ukraine protests possible monument erection to "Armenian Genocide"

Published: 11-30-1999

The Azerbaijani diaspora in Ukraine has protested the possible erection of a monument in Kiev to commemorate the so-called “Armenian Genocide,” Congress of Ukrainian Azerbaijanis Chairman Akif Gulmammadov said.

Gulmammadov said the congress sent an appeal to the Ukrainian president, parliamentary speaker and foreign minister, referring to the falsification of historical facts by Armenians.

“We sent a letter of protest to the Kiev Prosecutor’s Office and hope we can prevent this injustice,” he said.

Armenia claims that the Ottoman Empire committed “genocide” against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. Making greater efforts to promote the issue internationally, Armenians have achieved its recognition by parliaments in some countries.