“The April battles are a great historic victory for us, one of the most successful military operations in our modern history,” said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev as he met with servicemen in a military unit of the Special Forces of the Defense Ministry, ONA reports citing the presidential press service.
“Prior to the fighting, the armed forces of Armenia constantly fired at our settlements and military positions from occupied territories. The Azerbaijani army carried out a very successful operation to thwart Armenian provocations and liberated a part of Aghdara, Fuzuli and Jabrayil districts which were seized earlier. Thousands of hectares of land were freed from the invaders and an area of tens of thousands of hectares passed under our control. The Azerbaijani flag now flies on the once occupied lands,” the head of state said.
“During the battles, our soldiers displayed true professionalism and heroism. They once again demonstrated that Azerbaijani soldiers and officers are professional, they are attached to their homeland and are ready to fulfill their duty at any time. The April battles were a very successful operation in military terms because our military personnel liberated important strategic heights from the invaders from unfavorable positions. At the same time, these battles are of great importance from a moral and psychological point of view, as Armenian propaganda had been spreading the myth for years that they are superior to us militarily. The April battles showed to the whole world that the Azerbaijani army possesses the highest qualities and can complete any task at any time. The myth created by Armenia has been smashed to smithereens,” President Ilham Aliyev added.