President Ilham Aliyev: Today we are in an active phase of de-occupation of other districts which have been under occupation

Baku, November 5, AZERTAC

“Situation on the frontline is showing the dominance of Azerbaijani army. We liberate one village in one city after another. During this time on the battlefield, Azerbaijan liberated large part of its territory which was under occupation for almost thirty years, and successful offensive operation of the Azerbaijani army continues,” President Ilham Aliyev said in his interview with the Spanish EFE news agency.

The head of state said: “This once again shows that we are a strong country, and we are fighting on our own soil. We restore the internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan, territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. By the way, we implement the United Nations Security Council resolutions, which demanded withdrawal of Armenian troops from our territories but were not implemented by Armenia for almost thirty years.”

“Actually 4 of the 5 occupied districts have already been liberated, either completely or partially. Today we are in an active phase of de-occupation of other districts which have been under occupation. And as I said, we implement the UN Security Council resolutions, and by the way we implement part of the basic principles. Because the basic principles for settlement which have been proposed by the OSCE Minsk Group actually demanded the liberation of the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. Unfortunately, Armenia was not willing to do it voluntarily. Therefore, we had to force them to do it,” President Ilham Aliyev emphasized.

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