Ankara commemorates Khojaly genocide victims -PHOTO

Ankara commemorates Khojaly genocide victims -PHOTO
# 26 February 2024 14:31 (UTC +04:00)

A commemoration ceremony on the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the Khojaly genocide was held in Ankara, the capital of Türkiye, APA reports.

Public and political figures, residents of the city, and media representatives also attended the event which was organized by the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Türkiye and Kechioren Municipality.

Speaking at the event, Kechioren Municipality Chairman Turgut Altunok emphasized that the Khojaly genocide is a crime against mankind.

Note that on February 25, 1992, Armenian armed forces attacked the city of Khojaly with the help of armored vehicles and military personnel of the USSR’s 366th Motorized Rifle Regiment stationed in Khankandi. As a result of the Khojaly genocide, which was a tragedy of a century, 613 civilians, as well as 63 children, 106 women, and 70 old people were killed atrociously, 8 families were annihilated, 25 children lost both parents, 130 children lost one parent, 487 were wounded (76 of them are children), some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people including 68 women and 26 children remains unknown.

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