Azerbaijan International

Spring 2000 (8.1)
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Armenia-Nothing Gained

"The world has closed its eyes to the humanitarian catastrophe in Azerbaijan, where every seventh citizen is a refugee. The vast majority of these refugees originate from Azerbaijani districts occupied by Armenian troops outside of Karabakh proper. I am convinced that Armenia does not gain anything from having created this situation; in fact, it only loses."

Leonid Kuchma, President of Ukraine, on an official state visit to Azerbaijan, speaking on television after his visit to one of Azerbaijan's numerous makeshift refugee camps where people have been living since 1993.

From Azerbaijan International (8.1) Spring 2000.
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