A Parade In Honor Of The Victory In Karabakh With The Participation Of Erdogan Has Started In Baku
A military parade with the participation of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Turkish leader Recep Erdogan has begun in the center of Baku in honor of the victory in the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, AzTV TV channel reports.
The parade in honor of the victory in the so-called "Patriotic" war is held on Freedom square in the center of the Azerbaijani capital. It is attended by more than 3 thousand soldiers of the Azerbaijani army, as well as a number of Turkish military personnel. The parade shows about 150 units of Azerbaijani military equipment of Russian, Turkish and Azerbaijani production, including armored vehicles, tanks, artillery and rocket launchers, attack and reconnaissance drones, as well as anti-aircraft missile systems. Captured weapons captured from the Armenian army and formations of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) are also shown.
In addition, the heads of state visited the so-called "Alley of Martyrs", where Azerbaijanis who died or distinguished themselves in military conflicts, including the Great Patriotic War and the 1991-1994 Karabakh war, are buried. Aliyev and Erdogan laid wreaths at the Eternal flame monument.
In early December, the President of Azerbaijan Aliyev established a new national holiday on November 10-victory day in the war for Nagorno-Karabakh.
On November 10, 2020, the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh completely stopped. This happened in accordance with the agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan, concluded with the mediation of Russia on November 9. In addition to the ceasefire, the agreements included the exchange of prisoners and bodies of the dead. Armenia has pledged to withdraw its troops from the region, and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), which it supports, has pledged to return the territories it occupied in 1992-1994. Kelbajar, Agdam, and Lachin districts. By December 1, these territories were back under Baku's control. In addition, Azerbaijan has retained the districts in the South of Karabakh and the city of Shusha in the immediate vicinity of the NKR capital, Stepanakert.