BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 20. The highway site visitors
in Azerbaijan was stopped within the afternoon for one minute in reminiscence
of the victims of the January 20 tragedy, Trend stories.
Ships within the Baku Bay, vehicles on the roads, and trains honked in
reminiscence of the victims of the bloody occasions.
State flags are flown at half-mast as an indication of mourning.
The reminiscence of the martyrs on January 20 was honored on the
Koroglu Transport Exchange Center by a minute of silence. The Baku
Transport Agency stopped the motion of buses, which honked.
On the night time of January 19-20, 1990, because of army
aggression of the items of the Soviet Army and particular forces, as
properly as contingents of inner troops in opposition to Azerbaijan,
civilians, together with youngsters, ladies and the aged had been massacred
within the cities of Baku, Sumgayit, Lankaran and Neftchala by order of
the USSR management.
As a results of the occupying forces’ army aggression 149
civilians had been killed, 744 had been critically injured, and 4 individuals
went lacking. The Soviet military was despatched to the nation with a purpose to
forcefully suppress the mass protests of the Azerbaijani individuals and
the nationwide independence motion began in response to the
discrimination coverage of the USSR management in opposition to the individuals of
Azerbaijan, the deportation of tons of of 1000’s of
Azerbaijanis from their historic lands within the territory of
present-day Armenia, and Armenia’s unfounded territorial claims
in opposition to Karabakh, dedicated an unprecedented bloodbath in opposition to the
civilian inhabitants grossly violating worldwide legislation and the