10:16, 21 January, 2013
YEREVAN, JANUARAY 21, ARMENPRESS: Romanian Armenians remember 1990 massacres, persecution and escape of Armenians in Baku. Out of 250 thousand Armenians only some has reached Baku. ”First my family got shelter in Leninakan, then headed to Koslovodsk, it was only in 1992 that we settled in Bucharest ” Baku former resident Maya Oganezova stated. Currently she has a family in Bucharest and fluently speaks Romanian, Armenpress reports. ”Besides me there is also another Baku survivor habiting in Bucharest” .
Armenian Church in Bucharest assures to establish communication with the Homeland. On the eve she attended Sunday’s memorial service ceremony dedicated to Baku massacres.” There were other persecutions as well before those dark days” our compatriot told Armenpress journalist in Romania.
”It is regretful yet even in those days Armenians cannot feel themselves safe in any part of the world ” Romanian Diocese Bishop Tatev Hakobyan announced in his sermon. “Twenty-three years ago the flashpoint was Baku, Iraq followed then, currently Syria is endangered, then God knows. If in one country the physical existence of Armenians is endangered, in other country we face the danger of white massacre” Bishop Tatev Hakobyan continues and calls on Romanian Armenians be constantly alert and united.
The Bishop noted, we should not satisfy ourselves by millennium dating Romanian Armenian glorious past; instead urges to get united over national identity and consciousness, over the Motherland, in order strengthened by those immense heritage would be able to confront challenges and threats Armenians are facing.