Deputy PM: Armenian crimes against Azerbaijan documented
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 17 / Trend M. Aliyev /
All of the crimes committed by the participants of the Khojaly Genocide by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and former President Robert Kocharian are documented, Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister Ali Hasanov told media today.
The international community knows that the Soviet army and a group of separatists in Nagorno-Karabakh were involved in the genocide. Kocharyan and Sargsyan headed the separatist movement, Hasanov said.
He said all the crimes committed by Armenians against Azerbaijan are investigated and documented.
"Sufficient facts were gathered to prove these crimes," he said.
"These facts allow for sending the appropriate appeals to international bodies."
At present, Armenia is struggling against the Turkic world, he said.
With the exception of some Muslim countries, it is waging a serious ideological struggle against Muslims all over the world, he stressed
"We must be honest in these issues," he said. "I think that there is no necessity to comply with any rules of diplomacy in connection with this problem."
Armenian armed forces with the help of the 366th motor-rifling regiment occupied Azerbaijan's Khojaly city and committed genocide, killing hundreds of innocent people because of their ethnic background on February 26, 1992. As a result, 613 people were savagely killed, 487 were injured, and 1,275 people were taken into hostage. The fates
of many of them are still unknown. After the 366th motor-rifling regiment's withdrawal from Khankendi, a major part of the military equipment owned by this military unit was transferred to the Armenian separatists.