President: “Climbing to Shusha through rocks our Army destroyed enemy at hand-to-hand combat, raised Azerbaijani flag in Shusha”
- 10 December 2020
“There has not been even a day during 44 days that we withdraw. We passed through the fortifications built by Armenia for about 30 years. These fortifications were so built that Azerbaijan, our soldier could not pass through,” President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev said in his speech at the Victory Parade in Baku's Azadliq (Freedom) Square today, APA reports.
Head of state noted that georgraphical landscape of Nagorno Karabakh was also more favourable for the Armenian side: “Demonstrating great heroism, bravery, Azerbaijani soldier and official implemented honored mission, liberated their native territories from occupation. Jabrayil, Fuzuli, Zangilan, Gubadli districts, as well as Sugovushan Settlement, Hadrut Settlement, a part of Khojaly, a part of Kalbajar district, the Murovdagh Range, south part of Lachin district, strategical high lands were liberated from occupation at the battlefield, Azerbaijani Flag was raised there. Our victorious war was finalized in Shusha city. Liberation of Shusha city from on November 8 is our historical achievement. Shusha was our firstly-occupied city and became the last city, liberated from occupation. After liberation of Shusha from occupation, enemy’s back was broken, the enemy was forced to surrender.”
Supreme Commander-in-Chief stressed that liberation of Shusha is a historical event: “Passing through mountains, valleys, forests, paths, steep rokcs, rocks, our Army, heroic sons climbed to Shusha, destroyed the enemy at the hand-to-hand combat, raised Azerbaijani Flag in Shusha. When 70 more villages were liberated after a day from it, Armenia already surrendered, raised a white flag, fell to its kneels, was decently punished and called for help. We destroyed Armenia at the battlefield.”