"Today we are celebrating Army Day in Kalbajar, which we lost in April 1993. I must also say that during the occupation, different options were discussed – the mediators offered us different options," said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Victorious Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev in his speech at a solemn ceremony dedicated to handing over the battle flag to the commando military unit on the sidelines of his visit to Kalbajar district on June 26 - Armed Forces Day, APA reports.
"In all these options, the issue of returning Kalbajar to Azerbaijan was on the agenda as a separate topic.
I have always said that we should regain all our lands. We cannot be content with five districts. We must have Kalbajar, Lachin, Shusha and other districts, this is our historical land, the land of our ancestors, and we have achieved this. Celebrating this military holiday in Kalbajar gives us additional pleasure and fills our hearts with even greater pride.
We have proved to the whole world that we are a great nation. Karabakh has always been the land of Azerbaijan – during the occupation, during the war, after the war and today. Karabakh is Azerbaijan!" stressed head of state.