Dmitry Yazov, one of the culprits of January 20 tragedy, passes away

  25 February 2020    Read: 1029
  Dmitry Yazov, one of the culprits of January 20 tragedy, passes away

The former defense minister of the Soviet Union, Dmitry Yazov, has died aged 96 after a serious and prolonged illness, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

Dmitry Yazov was the last Marshal of the Soviet Union.

He was one of the culprits of the bloody crimes committed in Baku and other parts of Azerbaijan on January 20, 1990.

January 20 is a day that went down in history of Azerbaijan's fight for independence and territorial integrity.

On January 20, 1990, the Soviet army forces entered Baku to suppress the masses protesting the USSR-supported Armenian aggression based on territorial claims against Azerbaijan.

The result was an unprecedented tragedy for Azerbaijan. Valiant sons and daughters of Azerbaijan put the country’s freedom, honor and dignity above everything else, sacrificed their lives and became martyrs.

On the night of January 19-20, 1990, 147 people were killed, 744 were injured and 841 were illegally arrested after Soviet troops entered Baku. The Soviet troops also destroyed 200 apartments and houses, as well as private and public property.


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