Democracy and Welfare Party activists on Friday attempted to hold a protest in front of the Russian Embassy in Baku. They demanded the withdrawal of Russian troops, introduced into Karabakh as peacekeepers.
According to Azerbaijani media, protesters raised posters reading "Occupation Russian army, get out of Karabakh!" Raising the flags of Azerbaijan and Ukraine, the participants chanted: "Down with the occupation troops. The participants called the war against Ukraine "genocide."
"The Russian army committed the Khojaly tragedy, "Bloody January." Those who invited them to Azerbaijan should repent to the people. As long as the Russian army remains, the occupation will not stop," the protesters said.
The police blocked the way of the participants when they were approaching the embassy. When demonstrators started chanting slogans against the Azerbaijani government, police dispersed them, detaining two participants - Nizami Akhverdiyev and Huseyn Melik.
Earlier, Azerbaijan blamed Armenians for Khojaly tragedy, although in fact, it was organized by the Azerbaijani side itself. Now, Russia turned out to be the culprit.