BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 17
After Fuzuli came under our control, there were more opportunities for us to go to Shusha, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said addressing the meeting with the general public of the Fuzuli district, Trend reports.
“The importance of the liberation of Fuzuli also boils down to the strategic location of this city. After Fuzuli came under our control, there were more opportunities for us to go to Shusha. I want to say again that the Armenian side had built very strong fortifications here. There were several lines of fortifications here. For 30 years, the enemy has been reinforcing its positions here, and to be able to break through those fortifications was further evidence of the great heroism and self-sacrifice of our people. Of course, the enemy was scared. They saw that our soldiers and officers were ready to die for the liberation of their native lands. Our heroic soldiers and officers, who sacrificed their lives because of these fortifications, showed the enemy the greatness of the Azerbaijani people again. It is no coincidence that after the liberation of Fuzuli, cases of desertion in the Armenian army became even more widespread. The enemy saw that it could not stand in front of us. The enemy saw that the road ahead of us was already clear and the liberation of other cities and districts was inevitable,” the head of state said.