The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Estonian MPs express condolences on occasion of 26th anniversary of Khojaly genocide

Estonian MPs express condolences on occasion of 26th anniversary of Khojaly genocide



A group of Estonian MPs expressed condolences to the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy, said the message posted on the website of the Estonian parliament.

“We share the pain of the people of Azerbaijan caused by the Khojaly genocide, during which more than 600 innocent civilians, including many children, women and the elderly were murdered,” the message said.

“We strongly condemn the perpetrators and their criminal, inhumane acts committed against Azerbaijani civilians in the night of 25 to 26 February 1992 during the occupation of Khojaly, which are nothing short of a crime against humanity,” the message said. “The perpetrators of this genocide must be prosecuted.”

“We express our support for the efforts of the Republic of Azerbaijan aimed at restoring the country’s territorial integrity,” the message said. “A peaceful solution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is an important factor for the development of the entire region.”

On Feb. 25-26, 1992, the Armenian armed forces, together with the 366th infantry regiment of 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 in the massacre. Eight families were totally exterminated, 130 children lost one parent and 25 children lost both. Some 1,275 innocent residents were taken hostage, while the fate of 150 people still remains unknown.