“A series of investigative operations revealed that the downing of the helicopter was prearranged by Armenia’s security agencies.” it was said at the statement that spokesman of Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Hikmet Hajiyev issued on the 23rd anniversary of the downing of the helicopter with Azerbaijani political elite on board by Armenians, SIA reports.
“On November 20, 1991, Armenians shot down the helicopter with state officials, parliamentarians and journalists of Azerbaijan, Russia and Kazakhstan on board in Merzili village of Aghdam region near Garakend village of Khojavand region of the Azerbaijani Republic. As a result, 22 people were killed.” said the statement.
A series of investigative operations revealed that the downing of the helicopter was prearranged by Armenia’s security agencies. As part of its invasion and aggression against Azerbaijan, Armenia continues committing terrorist acts against Azerbaijan in the following years as well; a number of aircrafts carrying civilians were shot down, more than 30 terrorist attacks were committed in different means of transportation, including the subway.
“As a result of the Garakend tragedy committed by Armenia in 20 November 1991, some high ranking officials and socio-political figures who were on a trip to the region with a peaceful initiative were killed and a peaceful settlement of the conflict in the initial stage was hindered.” stressed Hajiyev.