Armenian leaders mark anniversary of Genocide

The top leadership of Armenia visited the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial in Yerevan early Saturday morning to honour the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims, Armenpress reported from Yerevan. "President Armen Sarkissian, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Speaker of Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan together with their spouses were joined by Cabinet members in paying tribute and laying flowers at the Eternal Flame on the occasion of the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide", the agency said.

Events have also been held in Armenian communities across the diaspora.

The killing of large numbers of Armenians in Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire is defined as a genocide by Armenia and a number of other countries, whilst Turkey disputes such characterisation. 


Source: with Armenpress (Yerevan) and agencies
Photo: Armenian leaders at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial in Yerevan early Saturday morning, 24 April 2021 (Prime Minister of Armenia)