Azerbaijani President: "Before the war, the real number of Armenians living there in the occupied territories was about 60,000"
- 05 January 2021
"Everything in the liberated lands has been destroyed. There are only a few buildings, a few houses where the Armenians lived. One wonders how people ever lived there. They look more like kernels," said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he received in a video format Anar Karimov on his appointment as Minister of Culture, APA reports.
"As a matter of fact, the Armenian regime kept these people hostage in such poverty, in such abject poverty, and forced them to live there. They forced them to live there! Whoever had the opportunity ran away. That is why I always said that before the war, the real number of Armenians living there in the occupied territories was about 60,000. The post-war situation shows that today. The Armenians artificially inflated this figure, as if there were 150,000 people there. The maximum was around 60,000. They were also forcibly kept there for purposes of illegal settlement. Look at the state of their dwellings! Of course, when Aghdam, Fuzuli, Shusha and other cities destroyed by their savage leaders come to life, when these places become a paradise, they will see where it is more comfortable, safer and economically profitable to live," noted the head of state.