Russian Deputies Seek Accountability for Armenia Genocide Denial

(Reuters) – Russian lawmaker Sergei Mironov said on Wednesday his party had submitted a bill to parliament on holding to account anyone who denies that the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces was a “genocide”.

“We have just submitted a bill on responsibility for failure to acknowledge the fact of a genocide of Armenians by Turkey in 1915,” Mironov, the leader of the opposition Just Russia party, said on his Twitter account, a day after the Turkish air force shot down a Russian jet.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Christian Lowe) 

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