The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine refused to recognize the Armenian genocide

Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine in connection with the 105th anniversary of the tragic events in the Ottoman Empire on April 24 sent to the authorities document, which said the refusal of recognition of the Armenian genocide in 1915. Reports about it “Strenia”.

the foreign Ministry of Ukraine stressed that it did not recognize the genocide for a number of “objective factors.” In particular, the document States that in the framework of international organizations “Armenia, which is traditionally in the fairway of Russia’s foreign policy, consistently voted against the vital for Ukraine, decisions and resolutions”.

the Ukrainian foreign Ministry recalled that Armenia has not officially recognized the Holodomor as a genocide. The Ukrainian foreign Ministry said that the recognition and celebration of the events of 1915 “is an extremely sensitive issue for the strategic partner of Ukraine — Turkey”. They added that this issue requires open, objective study of the Armenian and Turkish sides.

“Therefore, knowing the desire of the Armenian Diaspora to commemorate the events of 1915, but in view of the above, please refrain from participating in a possible commemorative events at the official level, as well as from the use of the terms “genocide” or “Armenian genocide”,” — said in the document.

the Armenian Genocide — systematic extermination of ethnic Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during and after the First world war. According to various sources, as a result of those events killed from 800 thousand to 1.5 million Armenians. The authorities of Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Uruguay and Russia recognize the genocide. In some States, including France and Switzerland, its denial is punishable under criminal law. In 2019, the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress recognize the Armenian genocide. In response, the Turkish leadership has declared its readiness to recognize as genocide the extermination of the USA Indians.