UK ambassador to Azerbaijan pays tribute to Khojaly genocide victims

UK Ambassador to Azerbaijan Fergus Auld on Monday visited the Khojaly genocide memorial in Baku to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the genocide, News.Az reports.

The UK diplomat said on X: “Today, together with all Azerbaijanis, I remember the victims of the Khojaly tragedy May Allah rest their souls in peace!”

On the night of February 25-26, 1992, Khojaly city was occupied by Armenia’s armed forces with the assistance of the former USSR’s 366th Motorized Rifle Regiment following massive artillery shelling.

As a result of the occupation, 613 people, including 63 children, 106 women, 70 elderly citizens were brutally murdered, eight families were completely wiped out, 130 children lost one of their parents, and 25 children lost both of their parents. The fate of 150 people, including 68 women and 26 children out of 1275 people, who were taken prisoner and hostage as well as cruelly tortured is still unknown.


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