President Ilham Aliyev: At the end of the 20th century we were faced with Armenian fascism
“At the end of the 20th century we were faced with Armenian fascism. The aggressive policy pursued against us, the Khojaly genocide committed against our people – these are the manifestations of Armenian fascism. Many papers, books and articles about Armenian fascism are published in the world today. We have assumed the main burden of exposing the Armenian fascism. Innocent people, women and children were killed because they were Azerbaijanis,” President Ilham Aliyev has said as he inaugurated a new office building of the Organization of Veterans of War, Labor and Armed Forces
“We are fighting the Armenian fascism and avenging our victims. We are taking and will continue to take the necessary measures to punish the fascists. Today the Azerbaijani army is taking all the necessary measures. At the same time, Armenia honors the memory of the Armenian fascists who served Hitler. Their names are being given to streets, squares and parks. You, the veterans, have sent a letter to the heads of state of several countries, writing about Armenian fascism and the glorification of fascists in Armenia. I welcome this. Everyone must know this. This is intolerable.”
“So the world knows and should know about the role of Azerbaijan in World War II and about our current position. Some countries are trying to deny historical truth today. I want to say again that they are trying to distort history and equate fascism to communism. This is intolerable,” the head of state said.
“Today, of course, we live in a free society. The market economy, political pluralism, democracy, a multi-party system – all this was impossible in Soviet times. But at the same time, to compare the Soviet Union with Nazi Germany is an injustice and a great crime,” President Ilham Aliyev added.