(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 25. The second
anniversary of the liberation of Azerbaijan's Kalbajar district
from the Armenian occupation is being marked in the country,
trend reports on
According to the trilateral statement of November 10, 2020
[signed between Azerbaijani, Armenian and Russian leaders following
the second Karabakh war], Kalbajar was to be returned to Azerbaijan
on November 15.
However, the Armenian side requested additional 10 days for the
withdrawal of its armed forces and civilians illegally placed there
from the district. Therefore, once again showing humanism, the
Azerbaijani state, taking into account the request of Russian
President Vladimir Putin, extended this period until November 25,
The Armenian armed forces occupied the Kalbajar district on
April 2, 1993. As a result of the occupation, 53,340 Azerbaijanis
became refugees and internally displaced persons, 55 military
servicemen and 511 civilians were killed, 321 people were taken
prisoner and went missing, and thousands of residents were
Currently, restoration and construction work is underway in
Kalbajar, a new infrastructure is being created, and the district
is being revived. More than 71,000 residents of Kalbajar are
looking forward to returning to their native lands.
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