The events of January 20 developed amid a severe information blockade, Hikmat Hajiyev, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan – Head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration said, as quoted by Report.

“Television and press opportunities were completely limited to hide these massacres in Baku from the international community,” he said.

“The late great leader Heydar Aliyev was the first to provide the international community with complete and accurate information about the Baku massacres and the January 20 tragedy. His visit to the Azerbaijani representation in Moscow to assess the events and his appeals to the international community broke the information blockade formed around the January 20 tragedy.