By Aisha Jabbarova
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has said that the government provided houses and apartments to families of 10,000 martyrs and war veterans disabled during the Karabakh war.
Aliyev made the remarks on July 14, during the ceremony in Baku’s Khojasan settlement where families of martyrs and war veterans were given apartments and cars.
“10,000 martyr families and those disabled in the war have been provided with apartments and private houses by the state, and this process continues. Last year, in 2020, we achieved the greatest result in this direction – 1,572 martyr families and disabled veterans of the Karabakh war were provided with houses and apartments,” Aliyev said.
Stressing the special attention given to families of martyrs and war veterans, Aliyev reminded that 1,572 people of this category were given apartments and cars in 2020.
Over 1,300 families of this category have already been provided with apartments, including this residential compounds in 2021, and this process will cover around 3,000 people in 2021, Aliyev said.
Furthermore, Aliyev said that 16,000 people will be involved in the self-employment program this year and among them will be 5,000 family members of martyrs and war invalids.
"They will be provided with funds by the state, and thus they will be able to provide for their future financial opportunities," he said.
The president stressed that 160 disabled war veterans have been employed as part of the employment marathon that has been joined by 200 entrepreneurs.
“ The holding of employment marathons for this category of people reflects both the state policy and the maturity of our society, of course. Entrepreneurs have also joined this initiative with great enthusiasm, and I am confident that the scope of this initiative will continue to expand.”
Speaking about the healthcare of the Karabakh war veterans, Aliyev said that the government has ordered the most modern prostheses for our servicemen who lost their hands, arms and legs in the war, and these prostheses are already being utilized.
“About 100 disabled veterans of the second Karabakh war have already been provided with the highest quality prostheses produced by the world's leading companies, and these prostheses bring them back to normal life.”
It should be noted that Azerbaijan allocated over AZN 9 million ($5m) to compensate damages to its citizens who suffered from Armenia's aggression during the six-week war over Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Some 2,855 servicemen of Azerbaijan's Armed Forces died as martyrs in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh War that started with Armenia's firing at Azerbaijani civilians and positions. Over 100 Azerbaijani civilians were also killed during the war.
The 44-day war ended with the Russian brokered peace deal signed on November 10 by Azerbaijan, Russian and Armenian leaders. The Azerbaijani army declared a victory against the Armenian troops. The signed agreement obliged Armenia to withdraw its troops from the Azerbaijani lands that it has occupied since the early 1990s.
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