(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 1. During the period of
occupation the Armenians looted and burnt Shusha city, desecrating
and destroying mosques, shrines and other cultural heritage sites,
Nurit Greenger, Israeli activist and a freelance journalist wrote
in an article to NewsBlaze, Trend reports.
Greenger published an article after her visit to Azerbaijan,
where she visited the liberated city of Shusha and where she had
the opportunity to speak with Emin Huseynov, Special Representative
of the President of Azerbaijan in the liberated territories of the
Karabakh Economic Region (except Shusha district) .
“During the First Karabakh War, the city was invaded by Armenian
forces and its majority Azerbaijani population either was expelled
or fled. The Armenians looted and burnt the city, desecrating and
destroying mosques, shrines and other cultural heritage sites.
Armenians dismantled and sold off historic dark bronze busts of
three Azerbaijani musicians and poets from Shusha, and the
gravestones in the Azerbaijani cemetery, on the edge of town, were
methodically smashed and vandalized by Armenians,” she wrote.
In Greenger's words, following Azerbaijan's liberation of
Shusha, the second-largest city in Karabakh, on November 8, 2020,
Armenia was compelled to capitulate and agreed to a ceasefire.
Subsequently, the war ended on November 10, 2020, with Azerbaijan's
“The message Azerbaijan delivered to the world after the 44-days
fighting ended was: the conflict is over; the land Armenia occupied
is back into its rightful master's hands. Azerbaijan immediately
got to work to rebuild the liberated territories. Two regional
economic zones were established: Eastern Zangazur and Karabakh,
together they compromise the entire liberated area,” she wrote.
The author emphasized that almost instantly Azerbaijan invested
billions of dollars in restoring the liberated land, building
roads, tunnels, power plants, industry parks and farms; completing
the impressive Fuzuli International Airport, within just 8 months,
with two more airports under construction; restoring cultural
heritage sites and building the first smart village, in Zangilan,
to where, soon, the formerly displaced Azerbaijanis will
“One thing is for sure: the love the Azerbaijani nation has for
the liberated areas, the entire region and beyond will make it
bloom and shine like never before,” she added.
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