“Today is the 29th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide. Khojaly genocide is a bloody crime, genocide conducted by the Armenian side against Azerbaijani population” said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at the press conference held in a video format for local and foreign journalists, APA reports.
The head of the state noted that as a result of the genocide, 613 civilians were killed with special cruelty, 106 of them were women, 63 children: “The perpetrators of the Khojaly genocide are war criminals. Many of them were destroyed by Azerbaijani Army during the second Karabakh war. Khojaly genocide was the manifestation of Armenian fascism. Armenian fascism was on the rise at that time. From 1992 until the latest events, Armenian fascism inflicted a big blow to the Azerbaijani people. Military provocations, terrorist acts, cruelty against the peaceful population, shelling of our cities, villages. At the same time, the bombing of peaceful cities with ballistic missiles during the Second Karabakh War- all of these are the manifestation of Armenian fascism."