May 18 marks the 28th anniversary of the occupation of Lachin region, beautiful and essential part of Azerbaijan, by Armenian armed forces.

On this day, in 1992, the Armenian invaders managed to seize the Lachin regional center and the pass where the only road connecting Lachin region with Armenia lies. Then the Armenian troops launched an offensive throughout the area.

As a result of the Armenian attack, more than 267 Azerbaijani military men and civilians were killed or went missing; 103 people were wounded or disabled. Armenian invaders did not spare even children – 18 Azerbaijani children were killed, 225 were injured and 31 lost both of their parents.

As a result of the occupation of Lachin region, 122 villages were destroyed and dozens of industrial facilities were demolished.