On 24 April President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan accompanied by top officials of the republic visited the Stepanakert memorial complex and laid flowers at the monument of innocent victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Central Information Department of the Office of the NKR President reported.
NKR President Bakо Sahakyan issued an address on the Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide victims:
Every year on this very day the entire Armenian people in all quarters of the world pay homage to the memory of 1.5 million innocent victims of the 1915 Genocide. We once again raise our voice against violence and massacres, evil and crime, for the victory of historic justice and exclusion of further genocides.
The civilized mankind must finally hear our voice that calls for protecting and developing national and human values, must condemn the terrible crime carried out by the Ottoman Turkey.
The Armenian nation has many friends who have helped us both at that critical moment, giving harbor to our barely-survived compatriots and today standing beside us supporting our demands. We remember everyone and are profoundly grateful to all of you.
Strengthening day by day the independent Armenian statehood and cementing the Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora unshakable trinity, we move with firm and steady steps towards secure and safe future, building a strong and developed homeland for the generations to come. This is our response to all the hardship; this is the only way of keeping alive the memory of all the victims.”