Tashkent hosts event on 20th anniversary of Shusha's occupation

Society Materials 8 May 2012 20:44 (UTC +04:00)

Uzbekistan, Tashkent, May 8 / Trend D. Azizov /

Embassy of Azerbaijan held an event at the Cultural Center named after Heydar Aliyev in Tashkent on the 20th anniversary of occupation of Shusha by Armenian armed forces.

The occupation of Shusha was one of the stages of military aggression carried out by Armenia to capture the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. Carried out by Armenian nationalists in Nagorno-Karabakh ethnic cleansing led to the expulsion of the Azerbaijani population of Shusha.

On the eve of the tragic date the embassy distributed in the state and public organizations of Uzbekistan, as well as diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Uzbekistan, the text of the address of the Azerbaijani Parliament to the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the parliaments of the world in connection with the 20th anniversary of occupation of Shusha as well as booklets "Karabakh conflict realities" and the book "War against Azerbaijan: goal - cultural heritage" in Russian and English.

Stands "Shusha - before occupation and after occupation" were presented in the Cultural Center.

The participants observed a minute of silence in memory of those killed.

Addressing the meeting, Charge d'Affaires of Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan Akif Aliyev told about the occupation of one of the oldest historical cities in the country - Shusha by Armenian forces and forces supporting them.

He noted that the invaders are destroying historical monuments, or falsify them in order to change the historical background. Aliyev stressed that the occupation of Shusha and vandalism carried out in the city, is one of the facts of ethnic cleansing policy pursued by the Armenian nationalists.

Azerbaijani diaspora activists addressing the meeting pointed out the inadmissibility of the continuation of occupation of Azerbaijani lands.

After the speeches a documentary film "Shusha - before occupation and after occupation" was shown