BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 20. Today Azerbaijan
commemorates the thirty fourth anniversary of the January 20, 1990 tragedy.
This day went down in historical past of Azerbaijan’s battle for
independence and territorial integrity.
On January 20, 1990, the Soviet military forces entered Baku to
suppress the plenty protesting the USSR-supported Armenian
aggression based mostly on territorial claims in opposition to Azerbaijan.
The entry of Soviet troops resulted in an unprecedented tragedy
for Azerbaijan. Valiant little kids of Azerbaijan put the
nation’s freedom, honor and dignity above all the things else,
sacrificed their lives and have become martyrs.
During the tragedy, 147 folks had been killed, 744 had been severely
injured and 841 had been illegally arrested. As a results of the Soviet
military’s operations, 200 flats, homes, non-public and state
property had been destroyed.
While delivering speech at a gathering held on January 21, 1990 at
the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan in Moscow in reference to
the tragedy, Heydar Aliyev sharply criticized the perpetrators of
this incident. Heydar Aliyev confused that the incident didn’t
correspond to the regulation, democracy, humanism and the rules of
rule of regulation in Azerbaijan.
Despite that a few years have handed since these bloody days,
Azerbaijanis keep in mind the dreadful night time that took many harmless
lives and mark the anniversary of the January 20 tragedy each
January 20 is immortalized within the reminiscence of Azerbaijani nation
as a Day of the Nationwide Sorrow.