In connection with the implementation of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On the 30th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide”, a series of events were held in the Army Corps, formations, military units and special educational institutions of the Azerbaijan Army, the Ministry of Defense told AZERTAC.
The leadership of the Ministry of Defense took part in a nationwide march in Baku on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.
At the commemoration ceremonies held in the Azerbaijan Army, the memory of national leader Heydar Aliyev and shehids (martyrs), who sacrificed their lives for the territorial integrity of the country, freedom of the lands, as well as the victims of the Khojaly tragedy was honored with observing a minute of silence. The national anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was accompanied by the Military Orchestra.
Speakers at the ceremonies stressed that the Armenian nationalists purposefully pursued a policy of ethnic cleansing, genocide and aggression against Azerbaijani people. They also spoke about the 44-day Patriotic War, which began on September 27, 2020 in response to the provocations and military aggression carried out by Armenia, the victory of the Azerbaijan Army under the command of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and the restoration of historical justice.
The series of events highlighted the purposeful measures taken by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev, as well as the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to introduce the Khojaly genocide to the world.
Literary and artistic compositions, photo exhibitions and videos made by the Army Ideological and Cultural Center named after Hazi Aslanov and the Ideological and Cultural Center of the Ganja Garrison, regional art representatives and schoolchildren were demonstrated at the commemorative events.
The servicemen visited the monuments to the Khojaly genocide, gave lectures on this topic in socio-political training classes and met with witnesses of the tragedy.