Twenty-six years have passed since the occupation of Azerbaijan's Shusha city by Armenia.
The occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh was completed as the city of Shusha having ancient, rich history and culture was occupied by Armenian armed forces. Consequently, Armenians actually achieved separation of the region from Azerbaijan.
As a result of the occupation of Shusha, 480 civilians were killed, 600 wounded, and about 22,000 people were expelled from their ancestral land. Sixty-eight people were taken hostage by Armenia’s armed units. Nothing is known about their fate. As a result of the occupation, a number of historical-cultural monuments in Shusha were destroyed by Armenians. Here include 279 religious, historical and cultural monuments, as well as Khan Cave, Gakhal Cave, Shusha Castle.
Armenians destroyed or misappropriated a number of Azerbaijani monuments. They destroyed 7 pre-school enterprises, 22 secondary schools, cultural, agricultural technical schools, 8 culture houses, 14 clubs, 20 libraries, 2 cinemas, 3 museums and a factory of Eastern musical instruments. As a result of the occupation of Shusha, 289 sq km of Azerbaijan’s territory went to the control of Armenians.