The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan has issued a statement on the anniversary of the tragic events of January 20, 1990 in the capital Baku, threatening to bring the guilty to justice 32 years later.
The statement, however, distorts these events. As before, Azerbaijan sees the consequences, but does not want to see the cause of these tragic events.
The Azerbaijani authorities do not want to see the Armenian massacres, murders, and robberies that started on January 13, 1990. Instead, the Azerbaijani foreign ministry once again blames Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), and the deployment of the army into Baku to stop the massacre—that lasted a week—of the local Armenian population is presented as an attempt to prevent "the national movement and the will of the Azerbaijani people to be independent."
There is ample evidence of these atrocities and murders.
There are no exact data on the casualties of the Armenian massacres in Baku, but it is about several hundred killed.
And tens of thousands of Armenians were robbed and forced out.