Tragic death of high-ranking members of Azerbaijani government turns 19

Sat 20 Nov 2010 03:03 GMT | 07:03 Local Time

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Today is the anniversary of one of the most tragic events of independence history of Azerbaijan.

19 years have passed since Armenian terrorists’ shooting down helicopter MI-8 near Garakend village of Khodjavand region on November 20 in 1991.

As a result of the tragedy 22 people - parliamentarian, State Secretary Tofig Ismayilov, Deputy Prime Minister Zulfu Hajiyev, parliamentarian Mahammad Asadov, Prosecutor General Ismat Gayibov, parliamentarians Vagif Jafarov and Vali Mammadov, Department Chief of the President’s Office Osman Mirzoyev, First Deputy Minister of Melioration and Water Supply Gurban Namazaliyev, Prosecutor of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region I. Plavsky, head of Administration department of MNS over NKAR S. Vanov, a head of department of Internal Affairs of NKAO V. Kovalev, commandant of the region of state of emergency in NKAR N. Jinkin, Assistant to State Secretary R. Mammadov, employees of Azerbaijan State TV and Radio Ali Mustafayev, Arif Guseynzade and Fakhreddin Shakhbazov, observers from Russian Federation Major-General M. Lukashov and Lieutenant Colonel V.Kocharov, First Deputy Minister of International Affairs of Kazakhstan S. Serikov and three crew members were killed in the helicopter crash in Garakand village, Khojavand.

We remind victims of 'Mi-8' helicopter crash took place on November 20, 1991:

-Tofig Ismailov Kazim oglu Secretary of State, Azerbaijan
-Ismat Gayibov Ismayil oglu Public Prosecutor General, Azerbaijan
-Mahammad Asadov Nabi oglu State Advisor, Azerbaijan
-Zulfi Hajiyev Saleh oglu Deputy Prime Minister, Azerbaijan
-Vagif Jafarov Jafar oglu Member of Parliament, Azerbaijan
-Vali Mammadov Huseyn oglu Member of Parliament, Azerbaijan
-Osman Mirzayev Mirza Huseyn oglu Head of Presidential Administration, Azerbaijan
-Gurban Namazaliyev Huseyn oglu Deputy Prime Minister of --Amelioration and Water Management, Azerbaijan
-Igor Aleksandrovich Plavski Public Prosecutor of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO), Azerbaijan
-Vladimir Vladimirovich Kovalyov Head of Ministry of Internal Affairs of NKAO, Azerbaijan
-Sergey Semyonovich Ivanov Head of department of National Security Ministry, NKAO, Azerbaijan
-Nikolay Vladimirovich Jinkin Commandant for Emergency Situations of NKAO, Azerbaijan
-Sanlal Dasumovich Serikov Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Kazakhstan
-Mikhail Dmitriyevich Lukashov MVD, Major General, Russia
-Oleg Nikolayevich Kocherev MVD, Lieutenant Colonel, Russia
-Rafig Mammadov Mammad oglu Aide to Secretary of State, Azerbaijan
-Ali Mustafayev Mustafa oglu Journalist, Azerbaijani State TV
-Arif Huseynzadeh Ismail oglu Lights technician, Azerbaijani State TV
-Fakhraddin Shahbazov Ibrahim oglu Cameraman, Azerbaijani State TV
-Vyacheslav Vladimirovich Kotov Commander of helicopter crew
-Gennadiy Vladimirovich Domov Member of the helicopter crew
-Dmitriy Borisovich Yarovenko Member of the helicopter crew




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