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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 12:00

Ilham Aliyev takes part in a nationwide march to commemorate 27th anniversary of Khojaly genocide

Ilham Aliyev takes part in a nationwide march  to commemorate 27th anniversary of Khojaly genocide

Today (February 26) a nationwide march has been held in Baku to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to the press office of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and the family members joined the march.

The nationwide march, which began from the Azadlyg Square in Khatai district, involved ten thousands of people. They gathered to pay tribute to victims of the Khojaly tragedy and draw the world community`s attention to this crime against humanity, which was committed by the Armenian fascists.

With President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva in the front row, the marchers started moving in the direction of the Khojaly memorial in Khatai district.

Thousands of young people gathered along the avenues and streets that the marchers were moving. They held portraits of innocent victims of the bloody event – slaughtered children, women and elders – photos depicting abominable scenes of slaughter, placards demanding to bring to account and punish perpetrators of the tragedy and to recognize this genocide at an international level, as well as placards with names and surnames of victims.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev put a wreath at the memorial and paid tribute to the Khojaly victims.

First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva, Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov, Speaker of the Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov, Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva, Arzu Aliyeva laid flowers at the monument.


As a result of the Khojaly tragedy, which happened on the night of February 25-26, 1992, 487 people were wounded, including 76 children and 150 people went missing. The damage done to both state and private property estimated 5 billion rubles (according to the prices for 01.04.92). These figures show the results of the most bloody tragedy of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which began on February 1988 with illegal demands of ethnic Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan SSR to join Armenia SSR that was provoked with direct support of ruling circles of the Armenian SSR, consent and inactivity of central authorities of Soviet Union.

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Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva 

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