Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26
Twenty-five years have passed since the bloody tragedy, which went down in history of mankind in the 20th century as the Khojaly genocide.
A nationwide march has been held in Baku to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Khojaly genocide.
The nationwide march, which began from the Azadliq Square in Khatai district, involved more than 40,000 people. They gathered to pay tribute to victims of Khojaly tragedy and draw the world community`s attention to this crime against humanity, which was committed by the Armenian fascists.
On February 25-26, 1992, the Armenian armed forces, together with the 366th infantry regiment of the former 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. A total of 1,000 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.
Trend presents photos from the march.