Azerbaijan, Baku, May 6 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
Karabakh Liberation Organization ( KLO) decided to celebrate the day marking Shusha's occupation May 8 as the Day of Hate to Invaders, the KLO told Trend.
Based on the decision, visits will be organized to Martyrs Alley in Baku and the regions, and the flag of Armenia and photographs of terrorist leaders will be burned.
The KLO said expressing hate toward the occupiers is necessary in such a fashion as
Shusha is a symbol of Karabakh and one of the oldest and richest cultural locations in Azerbaijan.
"The crimes and atrocities committed by the enemy against our people must not be forgotten," the KLO reported.
Shusha is located in Nagorno Karabakh, and was occupied by Armenia May 8, 1992. Hundreds of civilians were killed, roughly 60 civilians were taken hostage and hundreds went missing. Women and children were among the dead, wounded and hostages. Approximately 22,000 people became refugees. There are 248 historical monuments, eight museums, an art gallery, a mausoleum, eight music schools and dozens of cultural objects in the occupied territory.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the United States - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.