On the night of 25-26 February 1992, in violation of all international legal norms, Armenian armed forces attacked the civilian population of the sieged town of Khojaly with heavy military equipment, killing them with unprecedented brutality and razing the town to the ground. As a result of crime against not only the people of Azerbaijan, but against humanity, 613 civilian Azerbaijanis, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 elders were brutally murdered on grounds of national identity. As a result, 8 families were completely destroyed, 25 children lost both parents, 130 children one of them. Besides that, 487 civilians were seriously wounded and 1275 were taken hostage. And the fate of 150 people, including 68 women and 26 children, is unknown. The Khojaly genocide National leader Heydar Aliyev sharply protested against the country’s leadership at that time for the absolute defenseless position of Khojaly: “The then authorities` betrayal against the national independence of Azerbaijan and our people, their indifference to their constitutional duties, the continuous political power games, anarchy and arbitrariness reigning in the republic, personal ambitions of some politicians encouraged the Khojaly tragedy. Our citizens` cry for help was ignored, and despite possessing real capabilities to rescue Khojaly, the innocent population was knowingly subjected to this massacre. According to a February 24, 1994 Resolution of the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan Republic, February 26 was declared as the Day of the Khojaly.