"The Armenians want to describe Shusha as an Armenian city. However, it was Panahali khan who laid the foundation of Shusha and Azerbaijanis have always lived here. If it was an Armenian city, why didn't you look after it?" said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on March 16 during the visit to Shusha with First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and their daughter Leyla Aliyeva, APA reports.
"It is barbaric to bring a city with the landscape and nature of Shusha to this condition. They have destroyed the homes of Azerbaijanis and believed that this occupation would last forever. We have put an end to the occupation.
I have said that Shusha will become not only one of the most beautiful cities in Azerbaijan, but also in the world, and we will achieve this – 100 percent. This is the ruined building of the Real School. Notice what the Armenians have done to it. According to my information, there was a boarding school on the left. It is also demolished, only a part of the facade remains.
We are leaving Shusha, but we do not want to leave again. Shusha attracts people so much that those who come here do not want to leave. But we must return to Baku. We will stop on the way at Dashalti village. We will also look at the village. Then we will head for Baku," the head of the state noted.