Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan has conveyed a congratulatory message on the occasion of Artsakh Renaissance Day.
“On February 20, 1988, the people of Artsakh adopted a decision “To address the Supreme Councils of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan and the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic with the demand that the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast be returned from the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan to the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic through their mediation”, and this was a historic decision for all Armenians around the world.
During the days that followed, I would hold my father’s hand and go to Martuni Square in Artsakh (where there is a duplicate of the Opera House of Yerevan) to participate in the demonstrations. After those demonstrations, life stopped with gunshots, bombardments and victims.
The historic decision led to grave consequences, but the Armenian people fulfilled all the duties arising from that decision with honor and through joint efforts and got out of the situation triumphantly.
Glory to all those who were brave enough to defend that decision and fought until the end. The collective wisdom of the Armenian people helped achieve new heights in the battle for Artsakh.”