PRESIDENT SARGSYAN THANKS RUSSIA'S PUTIN FOR BEING WITH ARMENIANS ON THIS 'IMPORTANT' DAY

YEREVAN, April 24. / ARKA /. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan thanked
today his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for his statement on
the centenary of the Armenian genocide saying they are the words of
the leader of the fraternal country.

Putin arrived in Armenia in the early hours of today morning to join
leaders of France, Cyprus, Serbia and Armenia to pay tribute to the
1.5 million Armenians killed by the Ottoman Turks in the last years
of World War I.

Sargsyan thanked Putin also for being with Armenian people on this
important day, for finding the words in his message yesterday and in
his today's speech at Tsitsernakaberd Memorial that touched the soul
of every Armenian, Sargsyan's press office said.

Sargsyan singled out Putin's words that the Russian state a hundred
years ago recognized together with the governments of France and
Great Britain the atrocities committed by the Ottoman government
against the Armenians are crimes against humanity.-0-

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