The Second Karabakh War (September 27–November 9, 2020) led to the decisive victory of Azerbaijan and the liberation of the occupied territories. It is our country’s biggest tragedy that many lives had to be lost in the name of justice.
Azerbaijan has liberated its own territories from an illegal military occupation, which for many years was condemned by the international community. The Armenian military formations have left the territories that never belonged to them, and the land from which they expelled about 1 million people. Armenia is now facing the deepest internal political crisis precipitated by anger over its military defeat.
Looking back with deep sadness, with are bitterly aware that all of this could have been avoided if Armenia did not take such an unconstructive position. We live in the 21st century and must live in peace in accordance with the requirements of the fundamental principles of international law. Illegal occupation of the territory of another sovereign state cannot take place.
No politician, no matter how powerful, has the right or authority to judge or rewrite history and facts. The international community and world leaders should avoid damaging the post-conflict peacebuilding process in the region and instead do everything in their power to facilitate a lasting end to the conflict and strengthen the peace.
At the same time – we, the younger generation, must continue to play an active role in bringing the real facts about the Karabakh war and in giving a fair legal and political assessment to this tragedy of Azerbaijanis. The Karabakh war and its victims will never be removed from the history of Azerbaijan – we will remember our heroes each day as the memory of them will beat in the heart of our nation forever.