“During last year, since March, we have shown three times that no-one can stand in front of us and we will achieve what we want, and no Armenian patron can come to their rescue. This is first. Secondly, the heights controlled both in the direction of the Azerbaijan-Armenia border and in the direction of Karabakh provide us with a great strategic advantage,” said President Ilham Aliyev as he was interviewed by local TV channels, APA reports.
“Visual observation already allows the opportunity us to see any danger from the very beginning and prevent it. I do hope that Armenia, which has already suffered such military and political failures three times, will understand that a peace agreement is inevitable. The sooner they understand this and the sooner they find the strength to agree to it, the better it will be for the region,” the head of state said.
“I want to say that again we have no intention of starting a third war. I must also note that a new wave of a disgusting campaign of slander is spreading against us in some Western media. We are seeing its first manifestations, but it is likely that even more unsightly steps will be taken. But that won`t stop us. This is why I think and hope that 2023 brings a real end to the second Karabakh war and that such events do not happen this year,” President Ilham Aliyev added.