Will Georgia recognise the Armenian Genocide?
By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, April 20The Armenian Diaspora in Georgia is asking the Georgian authorities to consider recognising the humanitarian catastrophe affecting the Armenian population which took place around 100 years ago as genocide. Letters containing such a request were addressed to the President, Parliament, Parliamentary factions and individual MPs. such organisations as Georgia’s Armenian Cooperation Centre and Association of Armenian Students have asked Georgia to discuss the issue at a Parliamentary session prior to April 24, commemorated as the day of the Armenian Genocide, and thus pay tribute to those killed.
Some Georgian commentators think that as this request has been made Georgia should also send an official request to the Armenian Parliament and President to recognise the genocide and ethnic cleansing conducted by the Russians and their puppet regimes in the separatist regions of Georgia Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the nineties of the last century and during the recent Russian invasion and demand an assessment of the conduct of the ethnic Armenian so-called Bagramian Battalion, which fought on the side of the Abkhaz separatists and participated in the ethnic cleansing of the Georgian population.