Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
by Ashot Safaryan
The defeated enemy in the face of Azerbaijan's leadership is now trying to create an illusion of a continuing fight for Artsakh in the eyes of its own people, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said at the 10th Congress of the Union of Volunteers Yerkrapah, on 15 February.
"Actually, Azerbaijan has neither strength nor ability to conduct military actions. It just regularly fires at our villages and positions killing our soldiers. It is nothing but murders," the Armenian leader said. Murders are the last arguments of the discussion, the president said and spotlighted that Armenophobia has been developed into a national ideology in Azerbaijan. It has become a synonym to patriotism in Azerbaijan, he said.
The president recalled that yet in 90s of the last century, the regularly replacing each other defense ministers of Azerbaijan used to say that they would 'enjoy tea' in Stepanakert, but ailed. President Sargsyan said that the Karabakh conflict has been resolved for the Armenian people once and forever.
"We know that the enemy will not get off our back in the foreseeable future, given Baku's unwillingness to withdraw its snipers from the line of contact. However, Artsakh did its choice and many international organizations have said in their reports that the Artsakh Republic leaves Azerbaijan behind in many aspects of development. The regime in Baku is sure that if we do not conceal our losses, we are weak. Meanwhile, our borders are guarded by young men, and many of them are below 20. They are your worthy successors and they do their mission even better then you did, take it in good part," the president said addressing the members of Yerkrapah Union.