The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Ilham Aliyev: Jojug Marjanli’s restoration – historic event

Ilham Aliyev: Jojug Marjanli’s restoration – historic event



An order has been signed to restore the Jabrayil District’s Jojug Marjanli village, liberated from the Armenian occupation in April 2016, and this project’s implementation has a great symbolic meaning, said Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.

“This is a historic event,” noted the president addressing a conference dedicated to the results of third year implementation of ‘The State Program on Socio-Economic Development of the Regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2014-2018’ in Baku Jan. 30.

“We are returning the residents to the liberated village. I am very glad that the residents of the Jojug Marjanli village have great enthusiasm and interest towards this issue,” said President Aliyev. “I am sure we will re-establish the Jojug Marjanli village within a short period of time.”

He noted that currently the mine clearance work is underway in those lands.

“The village’s images were shown on the TV. The village was under occupation for several months. Then the Horadiz operation, directed by national leader Heydar Aliyev, drove the invaders, enemies out of the village,” said President Aliyev.

He said the invaders razed the village to the ground within a few months.

“Of course, mine clearance work and then infrastructure projects should be carried out there,” added Ilham Aliyev.

The president said he has instructed to appeal to international organizations for them to send their representatives to the village and see what the Armenian atrocity is.

The head of state said that currently, Armenians don’t allow international observers to view other occupied lands.

“We can rarely see the wreckages of Aghdam, Fuzuli and other our cities shown by the international media. Why? Because they won’t allow. However, Jojug Marjanli is a witness of the Armenian brutality and vandalism. Let them come and see what atrocities are committed by those who present themselves as civilized people,” said President Aliyev.

He said all the paperwork must be done, the Armenian atrocities must be documented, footage and photos must be taken, all the dimensions of the destroyed buildings and the damage must be calculated.

“There must be a very reasonable approach to this work, and as I said, firstly, the infrastructure – roads, gas, water and electricity lines must be provided and then a school, a kindergarten, a medical center and private houses must be built there. At the initial stage, 50 houses will be built, but I have instructed to prepare a master plan of the village. I am confident that 200 houses will be built there in the future. Of course, new job places must be opened for people who will live there. Measures will be taken in order to ensure sowing areas and other job places. We will return our citizens to their ancestral lands after a long hiatus,” added President Aliyev.