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: April battles showed power of Azerbaijani state, people, army

Ilham Aliyev: April battles showed power of Azerbaijani state, people, army



The April battles are a glorious military victory showing the power of the Azerbaijani state, people and army, 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.

The president said that today Azerbaijan’s flag flies in the Fuzuli, Jabrayil and Agdere districts’ territories liberated from the Armenian occupation in the April battles.

These battles show that the Azerbaijani people and state will never reconcile to the occupation, and will restore Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity at all costs, he noted.

President Aliyev added that the April battles showed the professionalism of the Azerbaijani army.

“Our army took strategic positions by conducting a counter-attack from unfavorable positions. Today these strategic heights, positions, territories liberated from the occupation allow us to completely control the situation on the line of contact and take the measures we want,” noted the president.

He added that the April battles should be included in military textbooks.

The April battles, in terms of both professionalism and patriotism, once again showed that the Azerbaijanis are a heroic people.

“They showed once again that we won’t reconcile to this situation,” said President Aliyev.

The April battles demonstrated that the unity of people and government in Azerbaijan is ensured at the highest level, he added.