All Azerbaijani people feel pride thanks to president's decisive policy - ombudsman (VIDEO)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 11
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
All Azerbaijani people feel joy and pride thanks to the decisive policy of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev, Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsman) of Azerbaijan, Sabina Aliyeva told Trend.
“This is a special day for the Azerbaijani people - Day of Victory. We thank the victorious, saving Azerbaijani army, led by Supreme Commander Ilham Aliyev, who gifted the day to us," Aliyeva said.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and President of the Russian Federation made a joint statement. A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict shall be introduced at 00:00 hours Moscow time on 10 November 2020.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of 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. Currently, Azerbaijan continues the liberation of its territories from Armenian troops.
Back in July 2020, Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.
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, 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.