Shusha liberation day becomes Victory Day in Azerbaijan

Shusha liberation day becomes Victory Day in Azerbaijan

Victory Day will be solemnly celebrated in Azerbaijan every year on November 8 - the day when Shusha was liberated, the presidential administration reported.

Yesterday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed an order, according to which the Victory Day to be celebrated in Azerbaijan on November 10. But November 10 is the commemoration day of founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

"The liberation of Shusha, the pearl of Karabakh, dear to every Azerbaijani, on November 8 played a decisive role in the fate of the war, led to the defeat of the enemy's political and military leadership and the cessation of hostilities. Given the historical significance of the city of Shusha and its liberation from occupation, this unprecedented victory - Victory Day, which has become a celebration of the determination and strength of our people, is of great importance for the future development and prestige of our state," the statement reads.

The Karabakh war ended on the night of November 9-10, 2020 with the victory of Azerbaijan. During the hostilities from September 27 to November 9, the Azerbaijani army liberated the Fizuli, Jebrail, Zangilan and Gubadli districts, parts of the Terter, Khojavend, Khojaly and Shusha districts, including the heart of Azerbaijani culture - the city of Shusha from the occupation forces of the Armenian Armed Forces. From November 10 to 30, the Armenian troops were withdrawn from the Aghdam, Kalbajar and Lachin regions. The territorial integrity of Azerbaijan was restored on December 1.