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.

President Aliyev: What happens and what may happen in our occupied territories is our internal affair

President Aliyev: What happens and what may happen in our occupied territories is our internal affair



During the April battles the Armenians appealed to international organizations, different countries so that the battles end as soon as possible, said Azerbaijan’s President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev.

He made the remarks at a meeting with a group of servicemen on the anniversary of the April victory of the Azerbaijani army.

“Then they accused several countries of not helping them. But the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is our internal affair. The Nagorno-Karabakh is recognized by the entire world, co-chair countries of the Minsk Group as an integral part of Azerbaijan. What is happening and what may happen in the Nagorno-Karabakh and all the occupied lands is our internal affair. No international organization or country can interfere with our internal affair,” noted the president.

“During the April battles the Armenian leadership was completely exposed because they suffered a heavy defeat and did not receive any political support. But, they relied on that support too much. And when they did not receive that support they, as usual, started to accuse different countries. At the end of the day, they were forced to admit their defeat in the April battles. First, they said that they did not lose the lands. Then they said that these lands are unimportant. Then they said that they will retake these territories. All this is totally untrue. The Armenian leadership has put itself in such a ridiculous situation that Armenia still feels grave consequences of this,” added President Aliyev.