Baku, Azerbaijan – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who made a statement about the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, announced that they had taken control of the city of Gabriel and 9 other villages located in Nagorno-Karabakh. “My only condition is the withdrawal of Armenian forces from the occupied territories,” Aliyev said.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation as operations continued. Aliyev stated that the Azerbaijani people are happy today and explained that the villages of Karhulu, Şükürbeyli, Yukar Maralyan, Çereken, Dashkesen, Horovlu, Mahmudlu, Ceferabad and Decal were saved from the Armenian occupation of the city of Jabrayil and the surrounding villages.
President Aliyev, who stated that he warned Armenia before the events of September, said:
Let’s fight alone, see who’s who. What happened now? Pashinyan calls on world leaders every day. I didn’t call anyone. I didn’t call any leaders, I didn’t call leaders. I had contacts and they called me. But there was no one left who Pashinyan did not call, beg, send messengers, cry and kneel. This is the end of him.
If he had spoken to us in a normal language, if he had not confused our holy city, of course, we would have lived in the hope that this problem would be solved by negotiations. But every step is a provocation, every step is an insult, and does he think we will come to terms with it? Now we’ve shown who’s who.
”The Azerbaijani military is driving them out like dogs, ” Aliyev said, noting that Azerbaijan continues to successfully advance in Karabakh. Azerbaijani flags are planted in the occupied territories. Azerbaijani soldiers stand in their trenches, their positions are in our hands. We are driving their tanks and we have other weapons,” he said.
Aliyev stressed that Pashinyan had only one condition: ”get out of our land. But not so-called, pour into action. Say that you recognize the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. Ask the Azerbaijani people and say that Karabakh is not Armenia. Let him give us a timeline for the withdrawal of Armenian forces from the occupied territories. If this is done, the ceasefire will be restored,” he said.