Society 14:02 13/02/2018 NKR

President of Artsakh: 'The adversary must always know that the language of force is doomed to failure'

Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan on Tuesday took part in the public rally of many thousands dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the Artsakh National-Liberation Movement in the Stepanakert Revival Square and delivered there a speech, the presidential office reported.

Former Artsakh President Arkady Ghukasyan, Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, Artsakh Movement veterans, high-ranking state officials, representatives from Armenia and the Diaspora and foreign guests were present at the event.

The full speech of the Artsakh leader runs as follows:

“On behalf of the Artsakh Republic authorities and personally myself I convey the most heartfelt congratulations to all of us, our entire people on the 30th anniversary of the Artsakh Movement.
The year of 1988 was a turning point in the history of the Armenian nation. Three decades ago these days the entire Armenian nation joined forces, doubled their fist, alerting the whole world of their readiness to struggle for living free and secure in their Fatherland.

This nationwide outburst was a dare given to tyranny, persecutions, gross violations and abuses of human rights, all the scourges, which our people had undergone over the course of their centuries-old history. And the movement was wreathed with the restoration of the independent Armenian statehood.

Being under alien and artificially-created Azerbaijan's yoke against its will Artsakh was condemned to extermination and death. The same fate befell Nakhijvan, other historical Armenian regions annexed to Azerbaijan. Numerous ethnic minorities in that country were forcibly assimilated and disappeared from the stage of history.

We had no alternative and were never reconciled to captivity, making numerous attempts to throw off the foreign yoke. It is worth quoting world famous academician Andrei Sakharov who said in his time that for the Armenians this struggle was a matter of life and death, for Azerbaijan - just a matter of ambition.

Notwithstanding all this, the Artsakh Movement is one of the exceptional examples of national-liberation struggles that adopted the policy of restoring historical justice and violated human rights through civilized and peaceful means, in strict compliance with international norms and rules.

In response to this the Azerbaijani authorities once again without hesitation resorted to violence, organizing mass killings, massacres, displacement of the Armenian civilian population, which became the manifestations of the most detestable crimes against humanity.

As a result of this genocidal policy hundreds and thousands of Armenians were forcibly displaced from their homes, various regions of our historical Homeland, thousands of people perished and were wounded, rich material and spiritual heritage of the Armenian culture was destroyed in the territory of the present-day Azerbaijani Republic.

Azerbaijan pursues this inhumane policy today as well. The Baku authorities have not abrogated their aims of solving the Artsakh issue by force, resorting to different provocations, violating the ceasefire regime on a daily basis, conducting aggressive policy against Artsakh and Mother Armenia in information, political, diplomatic and other spheres. Moreover, launching the large-scale offensive in April 2016 Azerbaijan planned to destroy the Artsakh statehood via blitzkrieg.

All those endeavors failed and the adversary was rebuffed, suffering serious casualties, material and moral losses. It always has been like that, so it will be in the future too.

The guarantors of that are our powerful army, the Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora unshakable trinity, our people carving their country's secure future on their own, the patriotic and strong independence generation being forged while defending the Motherland.

The Defense Army and the Armenian Armed Forces are among the greatest achievements of our National-Liberation Struggle, our independent statehood, the most reliable guarantee ensuring our people's and motherland's security and its normal development, one of the most influential factors of maintaining peace and stability in the region.

Eternal glory to our heroic liberator army!

The state will further on do everything possible towards strengthening the country's defense capacity, securing the high level of our Armed Forces' fighting efficiency, shipping the army with modern military equipment.

In this struggle for survival, unfortunately, we have had irretrievable losses. The best sons and daughters of our people have sacrificed their lives for the sacred mission of defending the Motherland. They are not victims, they are martyred heroes who have become immortal and continue the sacred mission of being the Motherland defenders inspiring and obliging to devotedly serve the homeland, work for the glory of its development and strengthening.

All our losses are open wounds and will always remain in our people's memory and history.

Dear compatriots,

Thirty years later the spirit and testaments of the 1988 continue to be landmarks for our people and our vision is directed solely towards the future.

We will continue to build independent democratic and social country, further cement the Mother Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora trinity. Independent statehood is our greatest value and everybody's responsibility is to do the maximum towards its consistent progress and reinforcement.

Over the past three decades Artsakh has passed a determined state building path. Our people efficiently fulfilled the most difficult tasks set before them. We defended our state, its independence and freedom, restored the economy almost completely ruined as the result of the war and entered the stage of sustainable development.

Currently, almost all the branches of the economy are steadily developing, people's living standards are consistently improving. Artsakh's international recognition is in process. Day by day our country is becoming recognizable to the world and is establishing stable ties with different entities.

During all these years we have always felt the special care of Mother Armenia towards Artsakh. Our achievements and accomplishments are impossible to imagine without the active and immediate participation of the Republic of Armenia.

Today we solve great and responsible tasks together. We are all resolute and will do our best to make the future day reliable, our homeland stronger and more prosperous.

The adversary must always know that the language of force is doomed to failure. Our people, our army and the whole Armenian people will give a worthy counterstroke to every encroachment that threatens our freedom and security.

Glory to free and independent Artsakh!
Glory to Mother Armenia!
Glory to the heroic Armenian people!”



Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

17:55
Serzh Sargsyan: Armenia to probably ratify CEPA by the end of April
Armenia is determined to continue developing relations with the European Union and implement the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership...
17:53
Turkish forces strike humanitarian aid convoy entering Afrin - local media reports
The Turkish Armed Forces fired several missiles towards a humanitarian convoy that was entering the Afrin region. local media reported....
17:17
RPA formally nominates Armen Sargsyan as Armenia's presidential candidate
The Ruling Republican Party (RPA) of Armenia has formally nominated Armen Sargsyan, the Ambassador of Armenia to the United Kingdom and the...
16:14
Aeroflot Open: Armenia's Tigran Petrosian celebrates third victory
Armenian GM Tigran L. Petrosian claimed the third victory in a row at the 16th Aeroflot Open chess festival underway in Moscow, Russian. In...
15:49
Prime Minister Karapetyan introduced on Digital Armenia Foundation’s activities
Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan on Friday visited the Digital Armenia Foundation office where he was introduced on the final version of...
15:02
Analyst: Iran’s 2018 state budget amounts to $350 billion
The Iranian parliament, known as the Majlis, approved the draft state budget proposed by President Hassan Rouhani for this fiscal year...
14:18
I have no doubts about the victory of Nagorno-Karabakh – Russian analyst
There is no complete historical justice, but there is an eternal scared struggle to restore that justice, Russian political analyst Modest...
13:13
Turkey reacts to Dutch parliament's recognition of Armenian Genocide
Turkey has reacted to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the Netherlands' parliament. The Turkish Foreign Ministry...
12:07
Tablet, smartphone production down in Armenia
Armenia’s tablet and smartphone production saw a decline last year, the statistics show.  Some 595 units of tables were produced...
11:08
Roads open in Armenia
No precipitation is observed on the roads of Armenia as of 9:30 a.m. February 23, Armenia’s Ministry of Transport, Communication and...
10:58
400 kilos of cocaine seized in Russian embassy in Argentina
Police have seized nearly 400 kilos of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested several members of a drug trafficking gang,...
10:42
Artsakh president congratulates on Fatherland Defender's Day
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan on Friday issued a congratulatory message on the occasion of Fatherland Defender's Day. The...
20:28
Five Armenian boxers through to Strandja 2018 quarter-finals
The Armenian boxers continue their performances at the  69th International Boxing Tournament Strandja 2018 taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria...
20:06
71 terrorists killed in Egypt’s anti-terror campaign
The Egyptian army killed a total of 71 terrorists in restive North Sinai province as part of Egypt’s “Sinai 2018”...
19:51
Speaker Babloyan stresses need to strengthen Armenian-Lebanese inter-parliamentary ties
President of Lebanon Michel Aoun, who is in Armenia on an official visit, on Thursday paid a visit to the Armenian National Assembly to meet...
19:26
Russia to ban milk and dairy products imports from Belarus
Russia will place temporary restrictions on imports of milk and some dairy products from Belarus from February 26, the Russian agricultural...
19:09
Lebanese president: Armenia-Lebanon ties achieve tangible progress in recent years
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and President of Lebanon Michel Aoun, who is in Armenia on an official visited, issued a jointed statement...
18:40
Marina Girgoryan proposes to issue int'l arrest warrants against Azeri perpetrators of Armenian pogroms
Marina Girgoryan, the project coordinator of “Ordinary Genocide” series, called for the Azerbaijani perpetrators responsible for...
17:27
Winners of “VivaStart” 2017 program announced
Ethical norms in business, as well as high quality service remain at the center of VivaCell-MTS attention. To ensure a civilized approach in...
17:21
Artsakh soldier honored with posthumous award
President Bako Sahakyan on Thursday signed a decree on posthumously awarding Artsakh Defense Army serviceman Grigor Yeghoyan with the "For...
17:09
OSCE conducts regular monitoring on Armenia-Azerbaijan border
The Office of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Wednesday conducted a regular monitoring at the northeastern...
16:20
Artsakh soldier killed in Azerbaijani shooting
Artsakh Defense Army soldier Grigor K. Yeghoyan (born in 1998) was fatally wounded as a result of Azerbaijani fire when on duty at one of the...
15:55
Armenia welcomes Lebanon’s position on Artsakh conflict settlement – minister
Armenia highly appreciates the position of Lebanon on the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) conflict settlement, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian...
15:22
Turkey to develop unmanned tanks, Erdogan says
Turkey's president says the country will develop unmanned tanks to minimize risks to soldiers in combat. Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced...
14:58
The Artsakh people right to live freely on their historical land at the basis of Karabakh settlement - President Sargsyan
The right of the people of Nagorno Karabakh to live freely on their historical land should be at the basis of the conflict settlement, whatever...
14:26
France-Artsakh Friendship Circle congratulates Artsakh on its Revival Day
On February 20 thirty years ago, the Soviet of People's Deputies made a historic decision, based on the will of the people of Artsakh, which...
13:57
Sumgait and Baku pogroms still need proper assessment - Speaker of National Assembly
The crime organized and committed at the state level resulted in the deaths of scores of Armenians, many were wounded, tortured and displaced...
12:46
Limited accountability for the unnecessary and excessive use of force by police in Armenia, says Amnesty International
There have been limited accountability and no criminal investigation into allegations of abuse of power by police during largely peaceful...
12:14
2018 Aeroflot Open: Tigran Petrosyan claims second consecutive victory
Armenian chess player Tigran Petrosyan claimed the second consecutive victory at the 16th Aeroflot Open runs from 20-28 February 2018 in the...
11:36
Azerbaijan fails to respect the reached agreements - FM Nalbandian
"Azerbaijan backtracked from the agreements reached at the Vienna and St. Petersburg Summits refusing to implement them. This concerns...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}