Commemorative event on 18th anniversary of Khojaly genocide held in Kiev - PHOTOSESSION

Commemorative event on 18th anniversary of Khojaly genocide held in Kiev - <font color=red> PHOTOSESSION</font>
# 22 February 2010 08:38 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Commemorative event on the 18th anniversary of Khojaly genocide was held in Kiev. Ireli Public Union told APA that activists of a number of leading Ukrainian youth organizations, historians, political analysts and journalists attended the event. Making a keynote speech at the event head of Kiev organization of Ukraine European Youth Movement Alexandra Skiba said the humanity crime committed by Armenians in Khojaly 18 years ago was still unanswered. Reciting a poem about Khojaly Alexandra Skiba called on her young colleagues to struggle against such a cruel crime. Representative of Ireli Public Union in Ukraine Javid Huseynzadeh said Ukrainian people also faced genocide and tragedies for centuries. He expressed his gratitude to his Ukrainian coevals who joined Justice for Khojaly campaign. One of the activists of Ukraine European Youth Movement Kholech Alesya said they joined the signature collection campaign held by the Azerbaijani youth to appeal to the international organizations and world community.

Student of Kiev International Relations Institute, representative of Ukraine European Youth Movement Roman Grigoshin, members of Ireli Public Union Ayaz Salmanov and Rufat Suleymanov also addressed the event. Historian Evgeniy Morin and political scientist, chairman of the Ukrainian Union of Young Political Scientists Andrei Eremenko delivered speeches on the “Backgrounds of forming the conflict zones in Ukraine and Azerbaijan: similarities and differences” and “The game of “experiment of democracy” as a method of settlement of the conflicts”.

Then participants of the ceremony viewed the documentary “Karabakh in whirlpool of history” produced by the Ukrainian famous TV presenter Georgiy Spasokukotski and reporter of the Azerbaijani television in Ukraine and East Europe Mohsum Gadiroglu. They learned from the documentary about merciless tragedy and genocide policy committed by Armenian and pro-Armenian forces against the Azerbaijani people in the past two centuries. Historians Farhad Turanli, Natalia Rudenko and others said the documentary was filmed on the basis of historic facts. They called still unpunished Khojaly tragedy as a black spot on the mankind history. The participants received books published by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation about the Karabakh realities.