The Second Karabakh War (September 27–November 9, 2020) led to the decisive victory of Azerbaijan over Armenia. It is our country’s biggest tragedy that many lives had to be lost in order for our nation to receive justice.
Azerbaijan has liberated its own territories from an illegal, internationally condemned military occupation. The Armenian military has left the territories that never belonged to them, and the land from which they expelled 1 million people. Armenia is now facing the deepest internal political crisis precipitated by anger over its defeat.
Looking back with deep sadness, all of this could have been avoided and should never happen again. We live in the 21st century and must live in peace in accordance with the requirements of the fundamental principles of international law.
No external politician, no matter how powerful, has the right or authority to judge or rewrite history and facts. The international community and 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.
At the same time – we, the younger generation, must continue to play an active role in bringing the facts about the Karabakh war and in giving a fair legal and political assessment to this tragedy for Azerbaijanis. The Karabakh war and its victims will never be removed from the history of Azerbaijan – we will remember them each day as they will beat in the heart of our nation forever.