Karabakh has never been Armenia - Russian filmmaker

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 6 November 2020 17:34 (UTC +04:00)
Karabakh has never been Armenia - Russian filmmaker

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov.6


Karabakh has never been Armenia, Russian filmmaker Karen Shahnazarov said, Trend reports referring to the Vestnik Kavkaza media outlet.

"The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, first of all, affected the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, which must be restored. A certain illusion that this occupation can last forever, let down the leadership of Armenia," Shahnazarov said.

According to him, it was obvious that sooner or later the Azerbaijanis were going to restore their territorial integrity.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.