Today we remember and bow our heads in memory of the 1.5 million innocent victims of the 1915 Genocide, committed by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenian people.
106 years have passed since that cruel and horrible crime. Times, generations, authorities have changed, but one thing has remained unchanged; that is the continuation of the genocidal policy, grossly violating and transgressing all norms and principles of international law, fundamental human freedoms and legitimate interests.
106 years later we still have a forcibly displaced people, an entire generation of martyrs and disabled, prisoners of war, lost homeland.
Today, the security of the people of Artsakh is ensured by peacekeeping forces of the Russian Federation. We are grateful to them, to all those countries and people, statesmen and politicians, organizations and ordinary people who lent a helping hand to our compatriots survived from the clutches of death in 1915 at a crucial moment, who supported the Armenian people all these years, supported our struggle for the protection of universal values and the restoration of historical justice.
The recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide is a vivid testament to our commitment to these values, as well as a means of preventing further atrocities against humanity.
The Armenian people continue their struggle, living and building their Homeland, always keeping the memory of the holy martyrs, for the prevention of genocides and survival of the Armenian people.