Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev laid the foundation of memorial to the victims of the Khojaly genocide in Khojaly today and met with representatives of the district community, the website of the head of state reports.
Ambassadors of the US, UK, EU, Ukraine and the French Embassy have expressed condolences on the 32nd anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy.
"Today we share the grief of the Azerbaijani people and honour the memory of the hundreds of people killed in Khojaly in 1992. On behalf of the United States, I extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed in Khojaly and share the grief of the internally displaced persons. It is our duty to work for peace in the region and ensure that such tragedies do not happen again," US Ambassador Mark Libby wrote on his Twitter account.
Today Azerbaijan marks the 32th anniversary of the genocide in Khojaly.
On the night of 25 to 26 February 1992 the second most important town populated by Azerbaijanis in Nagorno-Karabakh was occupied by Armenian armed forces with the active participation of military personnel and equipment of the 366th infantry regiment of the Russian Army.