ArmInfo. The meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State, which is being held on October 11 in Ashgabat, was initiated by a speech by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. The Azerbaijani leader chose the heroization of fascism in the CIS space as the main topic, referring to Armenia in this context, in particular, repeatedly mentioning Garegin Nzhdeh in his speech, accusing him of serving the fascist regime.
According to the rules of the meeting, following Aliyev, the word was taken by the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.
The head of the RA government first of all emphasized that the representatives of the Armenian people not only fought in the ranks of the Soviet army, but also took an active part in the resistance movement in the countries occupied by fascists. In this regard, he noted that one of the leaders of the French resistance was the Armenian Misak Manushyan.
At the same time, Nikol Pashinyan noted that in Armenia there is a special attitude to veterans. In this context, the Prime Minister recalled the decision of the RA Government to double the social allowance to all veterans of the Second World War. , he stressed. To Aliyev's statements, the RA Prime Minister retorted that Armenia supports any constructive steps aimed at objectively sanctifying the historical events of those years and opposes attempts to interpret them subjectively. .
From the speech of the President of Azerbaijan, one gets the feeling that Hitler had only a secondary role in the Great Patriotic War and Garegin Nzhdeh was the leader of the Nazi movement, "Pashinyan said. He continued, emphasizing that Garegin Nzhdeh fought against the Turkish occupation of Armenia, against the Armenian Genocide, which was organized by the Turks. Garegin Nzhdeh, as the prime minister noted, in 1918 led many very important sectors of the front with many Russian officers during the Armenian-Turkish war. "Once again, I want to emphasize that it is really important that we give an objective assessment of historical events," he said.
Responding to Aliyev's remark that Nzhdeh died in the Vladimir prison, the Armenian prime minister noted that a lot of Soviet leaders died in the Vladimir prison. In this context, Pashinyan in particular referred to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who was in the Gulag. , he said. The Prime Minister also emphasized that he considers it inappropriate to use this format of the meeting to distort history in order to introduce some tension into the atmosphere of such an important meeting as the summit of the CIS heads of state.
Speaking about the declaration, which will be signed at the end of the meeting, Nikol Pashinyan added: "I would like, in particular, to highlight those paragraphs that emphasize the need for joint efforts to resume a broad international dialogue aimed at strengthening international security, contributing to the leveling of lines of distrust, tension and confrontation. I think that during such summits we should do everything possible so that the tension between our peoples and countries does not increase, but on the contrary, we would find ways to dialogue and compromise, to mutual trust and respect>.
In conclusion, the Prime Minister of Armenia emphasized that the words of Ilham Aliyev are disrespectful, first of all, in relation to the Armenian people, as well as to the heads of state and peoples that they represent here. , he concluded.