Musical firework dedicated to Victory Day takes place in Baku, Shusha [PHOTO/VIDEO]
Musical fireworks dedicated to the glorious victory of Azerbaijan in the Second Karabakh War took place in the Shusha city and in the National Seaside Park in Baku on November 8.
"8 of November Dancing Fireworks in Shusha and Baku devoted to Victory Day. New Date symbolizing liberation of Karabakh and particularly Shusha from Armenia's 30 years long occupation and colonization inscribed into the national calendar of Azerbaijan," presidential aide Hikmat Hajiyev wrote on his official Twitter page.
According to the decree of President Ilham Aliyev "On the establishment of Victory Day in the Republic of Azerbaijan" signed on December 3, 2020, November 8 is celebrated as Victory Day in Azerbaijan.
On September 27, 2020, in response to a large-scale provocation of the Armenian armed forces along the frontline, the Azerbaijani army launched a counter-offensive operation, later called the "Iron Fist".
The 44-day war put an end to nearly 30 years of occupation, ensured the liberation of Azerbaijan's lands and the restoration of the country's territorial integrity.
A Moscow-brokered ceasefire deal that Baku and Yerevan signed on November 10, 2020, brought an end to six weeks of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan. 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.
The peace agreement stipulated the return of Azerbaijan's Armenian-occupied Kalbajar, Aghdam and Lachin regions and urged Armenia to withdraw its troops from the Azerbaijani lands that it has occupied since the early 1990s. Before the signing of the deal, the Azerbaijani army had liberated around 300 villages, settlements, city centers, and historic Shusha city.