Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / Habil Valiyev, the Chairman of the Yasamal District department of the Union of War Veterans, stated on 31 May that the Union expressed its disapproval regarding the support of Eynulla Fatullayev, the editor-in-chief of the Gundalik Azerbaijan and Realniy Azerbaijan newspapers by the Armenian journalists and media.
Valiyev noted that the veterans of the Nagorno-Karabakh war attended the meeting of the Yasamal District department held on 31 May. The veterans opposed Fatullayev's article, which demonstrated the Khojali tragedy as being executed by Azerbaijan. "We, the veterans of war are against these false statements issued in Fatullayev's newspaper. It means that the Khojali tragedy was performed by our brother-in-arms. Each participant of the war, each Azerbaijani citizen acknowledges the Khojali tragedy was committed by the Armenians," Valiyev added.
The Armenians have utilised Fatullayev's articles and maintain that the Azerbaijani journalists acknowledges that the Armenians had not participated in the Khojali tragedy. The Armenian newspapers issued the photographs of Fatullayev against a background depicting a large Armenia map and in the church, placing a flower on the tank which was said to be brought down by the Azerbaijani soldiers.
The Armenian journalist organizations, particularly Ashot Melikan, Tigran Ovanesan, Artur Fakunis, Susanna Shakhnazaran and many other journalists have spoken in support of Fatullayev.
The Union of War Veterans will continue its protests against Fatullayev's articles.