Khojaly genocide victims remembered in moment of silence


A moment of silence was observed for the victims of the Khojaly genocide today at 17:00 local time across Azerbaijan.

The traffic was halted for a minute. National flags in cities, towns, districts, and villages were lowered.

Thousands of Baku residents have been visiting Khojaly memorial in Khatai district since the early hours of Monday to pay tribute to the victims of the tragedy.

Commemorative events are held across Azerbaijan as well as in foreign countries.

28 years ago, in the early hours of February 26, 1992, Armenian armed forces invaded the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly in the Karabakh region of the country, resulting in the massacre of some 800 Azerbaijani civilians. It remains the most horrible war crime in the South Caucasus in the second part of the 20th century.