NKR PARLIAMENTARY GROUPS AND FACTIONS ISSUED A STATEMENT

ArmRadio.am
02.05.2006 15:25

The press conference featuring representatives of NKR Parliamentary
groups and factions was dedicated to the 15th anniversary of
displacement of the population of Getashen region. "Arminfo"
correspondent reported form Stepanakert that head of the "Democracy"
Party, Head of the NKR NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations
Vahram Atanesyan made a statement on behalf of Parliamentary groups and
factions regarding the tragic events of 30 April, 1991, characterizing
these as terrorist acts against the peaceful population of Getashen.

The Deputy informed that the displacement of the Armenian population
was preceded by anti-Armenian actions of the leadership of Soviet
Azerbaijan. In Vahram Atanesyan's words, the displacement of the
Armenian population from Getashen was carried out with the permission
of Moscow. He noted that April 6, 1991 USSR Deputy Interior Minister,
Colonel-General Boris Gromov secretly arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh
and met with the Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the
Communist Party of Azerbaijan Viktor Polyanichko.

"Based on the agreement between the two on April 30 divisions of the
4th Soviet Army deployed in Kirovabad surrounded Getashen," Vahram
Atanesyan reminded, adding that more than 4 000 citizens were displaced
by May 6, 1991. He reported also that the NKR National Assembly will
hold hearings, featuring former Getashen residents.