First Friday prayer at Shusha Mosque after 28 years (VIDEO)

First Friday prayer at Shusha Mosque after 28 years (VIDEO)

The first Friday prayer has been held at Shusha’s historical Yukhari Govhar Agha Mosque after 28 years, according to the video posted on social media.

The video features the Azerbaijani flag hanging on the minaret of the Shusha mosque, and Azerbaijani servicemen entering the mosque to pray.

On November 8, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev announced the liberation of the heart of Karabakh, the cultural capital of Azerbaijan - the city of Shusha.

The next day, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would remain on the positions they hold and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. Besides, Armenia and Azerbaijan should carry out the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of those killed. Aghdam region will be returned to Azerbaijan before November 20, Kelbajar region - before November 15, Lachin region - before December 1.