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Azerbaijani citizens visit Mother's Cry monument (PHOTO)

Society Materials 26 February 2024 11:51 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijani citizens visit Mother's Cry monument (PHOTO)
Humay Aghajanova
Humay Aghajanova
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 26. On the occasion of the 32nd commemoration of the Khojaly genocide, one of the worst tragedies of the twentieth century, visits to the Mother's Cry monument dedicated to the genocide continue as the Azerbaijani people honor the memory of the victims, Trend reports.

The monument is visited by intelligentsia, public representatives, schoolchildren, and other citizens laying flowers at the monument.

To note, today marks the 32nd commemoration of the Khojaly massacre. 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, and 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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