Ukrainian lawmaker urges punishment for Khojaly tragedy perpetrators
- 21 February 2017
The perpetrators of the Khojaly genocide should be punished, Kuryachiy Maksim Pavlovich, a member of Ukraine’s parliament, head of the Ukraine-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary working group, told APA.
Ukraine is a strategic partner of Azerbaijan and has always supported this country’s territorial integrity, said the deputy.
“We want the perpetrators of the Khojaly tragedy, the 25th commemoration of which will be marked this month, to be punished and share your grief,” he added.
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, 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 still remains unknown.