BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 21
Our people did not bow down during the occupation, did not come to terms with that situation, did not forget about their native lands, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said addressing the meeting with members of the general public of Zangilan district, Trend reports.
"This is a victory for all of us, a victory of the Azerbaijani people. Because our people did not bow down during the occupation, did not come to terms with that situation, did not forget about their native lands. Even young people who did not see these lands lived with the dream of liberating these lands, and they were the ones who were ready to die. It was those kids who were in the first rows – they were born after the occupation or perhaps were 5-10 years old during the occupation. In other words, this shows that our people were waiting for the holy day of Victory despite all the difficulties and sufferings, and believed that this day would come. We simply made effort to mobilize all our people and raise our young people in the spirit of patriotism. Of course, we have strengthened our army, strengthened our economy, enhanced our international standing and achieved what we wanted, achieved historical justice," the head of state said.