While the Armenians today are celebrating the anniversary of the liberation of Shushi as a landmark gain in the Nagorno-Karabakh war, the general mood in Azerbaijan is not absolutely festive, says an Armenian defense official.
“The war in April demonstrated yet another time that they only suffered losses in the [1990’s] battle,” Movses Hakobyan, the chief of the Armenian Armed Forces General Headquarters, told reporters in Nagorno-Karabakh’s capital, Stepanaket.
A high-ranking Armenian delegation including President Serzh Sargsyan and Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan are in Karabakh today to attend the celebrations marking the Shushi liberation, and the Peace and Victory Day.
#Armenian Victory Day celebrations kick off in Yerevan pic.twitter.com/dNbjV1hnI2
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