France empathizes with Azerbaijan mourning Khojaly genocide victims - embassy

  26 February 2024    Read: 431
France empathizes with Azerbaijan mourning Khojaly genocide victims - embassy

France shares the grief of the Azerbaijani people honoring the memory of the victims of the Khojaly genocide, the French Embassy in Azerbaijan said on X, AzVision.az reports.

"To prevent such atrocities from happening again, it is necessary to work on establishing peace in the region," the embassy's publication says.

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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