ArmInfo.The Azerbaijani side constantly uses any platforms in order to denigrate Armenia and Artsakh. This was announced at a press conference on October 14 by the head of the analytical center Modus Vivendi Ara Papyan.
Speaking about Aliyev's statement about Garegin Nzhdeh, the expert expressed the opinion that the President of Azerbaijan, taking into account the negative statements of Russian representatives about the role of Nzhdeh, decided to take advantage of the situation and introduce the followers of fascism to Armenians. "Representatives of Artsakh during the war with fascist Germany gave much more heroes than representatives of Azerbaijan. He tried to use this fact for his own purposes but Nikol Pashinyan was very restrained and at the same time answered him strongly," the expert emphasized.
It should be noted that on October 11, at a meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State in Ashgabat, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced the inadmissibility of the establishment of a monument to Garegin Nzhdeh in Yerevan. The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan answered him, saying that listening to Aliyev's speech, it seems that the leader of the Second World War was Nzhdeh, and Hitler was just a minor figure.
The Prime Minister of Armenia noted that the truth is that Nzhdeh fought against the Turkish occupation of Armenia, against the Armenian Genocide, which was organized by the Turks and the reality is that Nzhdeh, with so many Russian officers in 1918, led a very important section of the front during the Armenian- Turkish war. The Prime Minister of Armenia considered it inappropriate to use this format of the meeting in order to distort history, to add tension to the atmosphere of this important meeting.