Baku, Azerbaijan – In his address to the nation, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said, “We will expel the Armenian army from our own land. I am true to my promises to my people. We will return to all the land that has been saved. We brought Armenia to its knees,” he said.
Statements by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev are as follows::
We will expel the Armenian army from our territory.
Ganja was attacked and civilians were targeted.
They’ve been sitting on your land for 30 years trying to challenge us.
Armenia has damaged our historic buildings and mosques.
Armenians can destroy mosques, but we will keep these mosques alive in our hearts.
They could not break the will of the Azerbaijani people.
We will return to all the liberated lands, live in peace.
Azerbaijan has changed the status quo on the battlefield. I am true to my promises to my people.
After the invasion, those who opened their eyes to the world waited for the day when they would return to their ancestral homeland.
My greatest duty as president is to save the land.
Our fist is our unity.
The Armenian army, called Invincible, is fleeing the battlefield.
We brought Armenia to its knees.
Those who support Armenia have neither a mind nor a conscience.
Armenia’s 241 tanks, 70 grand missiles were destroyed. 39 tanks were confiscated.
The enemy’s 4 S-300 missile systems were rendered unusable.
The Azerbaijani army liberated the city of Zangilan from the occupation of Armenia.