On the night of February 25-26 1992, Armenian occupants committed one of the bloodiest crimes in the history of mankind in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly.
Thousands of Baku residents arrived at the Khojaly memorial on February 26 to pay tribute to victims of the genocide on its 26th anniversary.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva attended the commemorative ceremony.
A guard of honor was arranged near the memorial.
President Ilham Aliyev put a wreath at the monument.
First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva, Prime Minister Artur Rasizade, Milli Majlis Speaker Ogtay Asadov, head of the Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev, put flowers at the monument.
The commemorative ceremony was attended by state and government officials, MPs, ministers, heads of committees and companies, leaders of religious confessions, as well as Khojaly genocide survivors.