The Month of Khojaly designated by the Association of Azerbaijani Youth of Ukraine has begun with Odessa.
The event was attended by officials of the Odessa oblast administration, diplomats, representatives of Diaspora organizations of Turkish, Tatar, Jewish, German, Palestinian and other peoples, head of the Association Anar Tairov, Chairman of the Odessa branch of the Association Samira Aliyeva presented historical facts proving aggressive policy of Armenians in Azerbaijan over the past two centuries. They described unprecedented brutalities committed by Armenian armed forces on February 26, 1992 in Khojaly against children, women, old people as the logical continuation of the genocide policy committed against the people of Azerbaijan.
Participants of the event watched the documentary about the Karabakh conflict prepared by TV channels of Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
Deputy Consul General of Turkey in Odessa Melik Demirtas stated that official Yerevan, which is the immediate instigator of the Khojaly genocide, and the incumbent leadership of Armenia must stand trial in the international court.
Journalist Valeriy Bulumenkrans described the Khojaly tragedy as one of the cruelest bloodshed ever committed in the history. He expressed regret that international organizations have not so far given a political and legal assessment to this outrage on humanity.
The participants made an appeal to international organizations urging them to legally and politically assess the Khojaly genocide.