Those who live in Nagorno-Karabakh now can be absolutely sure that we will take care of them - President Aliyev
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 9
Those who live in Nagorno-Karabakh now, they can be absolutely sure that we will take care of them, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in an interview to the BBC News, Trend reports.
“We will take care of them. Absolutely, no doubt about that. We will provide them with everything, with food with water with everything. And all our, all our military commanders got a direct instruction from me in the first hours of the conflict that civilians must be taken care of. Do you know the story about two elderly persons whom we found in Hadrut? Their relatives, and military they just left them and (went), ran away. So, one lady and one gentleman of almost 90 years old. And we brought them here to Baku. We put them in the hospital, and we surrendered them to Armenia. But do you know what happened? When that old gentleman was already on the border in Gazakh far away from here, Armenians refused to accept him. They said ‘he is ill and he will die soon, we don’t want him’. You know. That’s what they’ve done and this person under the care of the Red Cross was put to the hospital and the lady was surrendered to them and the man, unfortunately, died. That’s how we treat civilians. Therefore, those who live in Nagorno-Karabakh now, they can be absolutely sure that we will take care of them and they will live under the Azerbaijani umbrella much better,” the head of state said.