Russian ombudsperson pays respect to Khojaly memorial in Baku

Russian ombudsperson pays respect to Khojaly memorial in Baku
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  • calendar-gray 29 December 2016

Russia's Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsperson) Tatyana Moskalkova paid a visit to the Khojaly Genocide Memorial in Baku on Thursday.  

 

The ombudsperson laid a wreath and flowers at the memorial.  

 

Tatyana Moskalkova was accompanied by her Azerbaijani colleague Elmira Suleymanova.

 

On February 25-26, 1992, the Armenian armed forces, together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops stationed in Khankendi committed an act of genocide against the population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly.

 

As many as 613 people were killed, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people were killed as a result of the massacre. Eight families were totally exterminated, 130 children lost one parent and 25 children lost both. A total of 487 civilians became disabled as a result of the onslaught. Some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people remains unknown. 

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