'Memorial day' is a very important page in the modern history of
Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Ombudsman Sabina Aliyeva told .
She noted that the announcement of September 27 as 'Memorial
Day' has a special meaning. The victory in second Karabakh war,
which united the entire Azerbaijani people into a unified force led
to the creation of opportunities for establishment of peace and
development of the entire region.
The reason for this victory was Azerbaijani Armed Forces under
the leadership of the Victorious Supreme Commander-in-Chief
President of Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, who showed great
heroism in battles. Conditions were created for the return of
Azerbaijani internally displaced persons to their native lands, for
which they yearned for many years, and today the country is
experiencing the joy of the 'Great Return'.
'May Allah rest the souls of Azerbaijani martyrs who sacrificed
their lives in the name of restoring the territorial integrity of
Azerbaijan, I wish their families patience. Azerbaijan will always
be proud of its martyrs, Azerbaijani people will always honor their
memory. I also want to honor the memories of civilians that became
martyrs as a result of grave crimes, committed by Armenia,
including the memory of children who died. Armenia must answer for
these crimes, committed against the civilian population, for the
violation of the requirements of the IV Geneva Convention,' Aliyeva
She stressed that it's a moral duty for the entire Azerbaijan to
take care of the families of martyrs, as well as heroic veterans of
Azerbaijan. President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice President
Mehriban Aliyeva pay special attention to caring for the families
of martyrs and veterans, which is an important task for state
'After the end of the second Karabakh war, Azerbaijan also
expanded its activities in this direction, created a new sector
related to the protection of the rights of families of martyrs and
war veterans. Azerbaijan pays special attention to their appeals.
Actions are being taken in the regions to provide medical and
psychological assistance to family members of martyrs and war
veterans, to provide them with support,' she added.
Moreover, Azerbaijani ombudsman emphasized that from the moment
of gaining independence to the present day, Azerbaijan has been
suffering from the policy of aggression and ethnic hatred of
Armenia. Armenia has committed many international crimes against
Azerbaijan, such as military aggression, genocide, ethnic
cleansing, terrorism, environmental crimes, destruction and
desecration of historical, religious, cultural monuments, mining of
territories, the use of mercenaries, attacks on civilians using
'At the same time, during the occupation, a policy of illegal
resettlement was carried out in the internationally recognized
territories of Azerbaijan, Armenians from Armenia, as well as from
Lebanon and Syria were illegally settled in houses belonging to
Azerbaijanis. When, in accordance with the trilateral statement
dated November 10, 2020, Armenians left Azerbaijani occupied lands,
and also recently, when they left Lachin villages of Zabukh and
Sus, Azerbaijan witnessed manifestations of hatred policy by
Armenia. Among them - damage to flora and fauna, arson and
desecration of houses,' Aliyeva stated.
'Azerbaijan, even in the period after the cease of fire,
suffered losses as a result of mine explosions, laid by Armenian
troops. Each of these crimes is a violation of human rights and
freedoms. Numerous fundamental rights of the Azerbaijani people
have been violated, and the requirements of international law are
not being observed. Azerbaijani government continues to work to
inform the world community about these facts, to bring Armenia to
justice for its crimes,' she said.
Aliyeva reminded that Ombudsman's office made several statements
in connection with Armenian provocation.
'The fact that the Armenian Armed Forces constantly carry out
provocations against Azerbaijan in the post-war period causes
serious concern. During the suppression of a large-scale Armenian
provocation undertaken on the night of September 12 in the
Dashkasan, Kalbajar, Lachin, Zangilan directions, Azerbaijani
servicemen became martyrs, there were also wounded. At the same
time, two of Azerbaijani civilians were wounded,' she said.
Azerbaijan appealed to relevant international organizations
diplomatic representatives in connection with the large-scale
provocation committed by Armenia. The country also appealed to
world community to respond harshly to the actions of Armenia that
threaten the establishment of fear and sustainable peace in the
According to Aliyeva, the attack of Armenia created a serious
threat to lives and well being of people and violated many
fundamental rights. Fist of all, these actions are evidence of
disrespect for international legal norms, as well as the
requirements of trilateral statements signed by Armenian PM.
In addition, Azerbaijan has repeatedly addressed the
international community in connection with the issue of Armenia's
failure to provide accurate maps of minefields. The mine threat
delays the process of returning Azerbaijani citizens to their
native lands liberated from occupation, and also leads to the death
and disability of people. However, during this time, the Armenian
Armed Forces repeatedly made new attempts to mine these
'Azerbaijan believes that ethnic hatred towards Azerbaijan is
behind this policy in general. The attacks of the Armenian
communities on Azerbaijani diplomatic missions abroad under the
guise of 'peaceful actions', the sounding of various slogans and
attempts to commit acts of vandalism is the evidence of this.
Azerbaijan expressed its opinion to the international community in
connection with these attacks, and also called on the countries in
which country's diplomatic missions are located to ensure the
safety of embassies and diplomats. Such attacks must be prevented
in accordance with the obligations assumed by host states under
international law,' she added.
Aliyeva stressed the importance of international support to
Azerbaijan, saying that Armenia's hostilities should be strongly
condemned at the time when Azerbaijan starts the process of 'Great
return' and implements comprehensive construction work on the
territories destroyed during the occupation.
'Thus, after second Karabakh war very important opportunities
appeared for establishing peace in the region. It was also
beneficial for the Armenian side, its people. However, it's very
unfortunate that Armenia not only neglected peaceful initiatives,
but also demonstrated its destructive intentions through numerous
provocations,' she stated.
'Although Azerbaijani people suffered for about 30 years from
the consequences of the occupation policy of Armenia, no decisive
measures were taken against it at the international level. New
reality has emerged in the region, the relevant international
structures, having demonstrated a fair approach, should condemn the
provocations of Armenia that threaten the lives of people, and
contribute to the process of establishment of peace in the South
Caucasus region. The structure of ombudsman institution will
continue to make the necessary contribution in this direction,
which is a priority in its activities,' Aliyeva said.
Azerbaijani Ombudsman expressed hope that leadership of Armenia
will draw lessons from recent events and make efforts towards peace
and coexistence, and the international community will support
Azerbaijan in its peace efforts.
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