I will join online PACE meetings from Shusha, Khankendi - Chairman of Azerbaijani Community of Karabakh

9 November 2020 14:50 (UTC+04:00)

By Trend

Chairman of the Azerbaijani Community of Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh region, member of Azerbaijani Parliament Tural Ganjaliyev will take part in online PACE meetings, Ganjaliyev wrote on his Twitter, Trend reports.

“I delivered a speech at Council of Europe PACE Immigration Committee meeting & spoke about the results of the humanitarian consequences that Armenian aggression and occupation have caused. Soon I will join online PACE meetings from Shusha and Khankendi. I will elaborate situation from there,” he said.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev announced that Shusha city was liberated from Armenian occupation on Nov. 8.

"With a feeling of boundless pride I state that Shusha city has been liberated from occupation! President Aliyev said while addressing people. “Shusha is ours! Karabakh is ours! I cordially congratulate the entire Azerbaijani people on this occasion! I cordially congratulate all Shusha residents!"

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. Currently, Azerbaijan continues the liberation of its territories from Armenian troops.

Back in July 2020, Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.

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