Baku, Azerbaijan – The Azerbaijani army liberated the city of Shusha, which was critical in liberating Nagorno-Karabakh from occupation. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev made a last-minute statement on live broadcast, and the call to prayer will be heard in Shusha after 28 years. Our victory march continues. If the Armenian administration does not respond to my demands, we will go to the end. The blood of Khojaly victims did not remain on the ground, our martyrs were avenged. We took our revenge on the battlefield, ‘he said.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced that Shusha, the symbol city of Nagorno-Karabakh, was liberated from occupation. In his speech to the nation, Aliyev gave the good news that Shusha, which has been under occupation for 28 years, has been saved.
Ilham Aliyev, who first visited the grave of the late President Heydar Aliyev, laid a wreath on the grave. Here, the Azerbaijan National Anthem was sung and Aliyev stood in silence. Aliyev, who was wearing a military uniform, was accompanied by his wife Mihriban Aliyeva.
Aliyev then visited the Baku Martyrs’ Lane, where the martyrs of January 20 were buried. Aliyev laid a wreath at the Eternal Fire Monument and made his address to the nation here.
Ilham Aliyev congratulated the people by announcing that Azerbaijani soldiers saved the city of Shusha. Emphasizing that this day will remain an important day in the history of Azerbaijan, Aliyev said, “Shusha has a special place in the history of Azerbaijan. Shusha is the pearl of not only Azerbaijan but the whole Caucasus. After 28 years, the voice of prayer will be heard in Shusha.” said.
Shusha was occupied by Armenia on May 8, 1992.
Founded in 1752 by the Karabakh khan Penahali Khan, Shusha is an important city not only for Shusans but also for all Azerbaijanis, as it has many historical monuments and many distinguished scientists and cultural figures were born here.
In addition to being a city that is one of the symbols of Azerbaijani history and culture, Shusha is strategically important as it is located on the road to Khankendi, the largest city of Nagorno-Karabakh and its dominant geographical position in the region.
In the operation that began in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27, the Azerbaijani army liberated 4 city centers, 3 towns and around 220 villages and some important hills from the occupation of Armenia.
In a video message he shared on Facebook, Arayik Harutyunyan, the separatist Armenian leader of Nagorno-Karabakh, said, “Azerbaijani forces are moving in the direction of Shusha. They are at most 5 kilometers from the city. If Shusha falls, then Karabakh has fallen ”he used the expressions.
AK Party spokesman Omar Celik and Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim made consecutive statements after Azerbaijan announced that it had liberated the city of Shusha from occupation after 28 years.
AK Party spokesman Omar Celik said: ‘Happy victory of Brother Azerbaijan. Congratulations on the victory of Shusha. We’re very excited. The Azerbaijani army liberated the city of Shusha from occupation, which is critical in liberating Nagorno-Karabakh from occupation,’ he said.
‘And Shusha has been liberated from the occupation of Armenia, ‘ Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on his social media account… Happy. Let it be auspicious, ‘ he said.
Communication Head Fahrettin Altun shared his message about Azerbaijan’s victory and said:
Let our flags fly in the sky forever, let our unity and unity Be Forever, My dear brother Hikmet Hajiyev. Let your new victories be blessed, let the liberation of Shusha be auspicious, the flag of Turkey is the flag of Azerbaijan.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said of the victory of Azerbaijan: ‘May the liberation of the ancient city of Shusha, the cultural capital of Azerbaijan, be happy and auspicious. On the day of the flag, the glorious Azerbaijani flag will also fly in Shusha, never to land again. Live with your tricolor flag, ‘ he said.