April 4, 2022
One of the glorious pages in Azerbaijan’s Karabakh war history, the 2016 April battles later dubbed the four-day war, bolstered a national soldier’s combat spirit and paved the way for the ultimate victory gained by Azerbaijan over Armenia in 2020.
As a result of four-day battles, the Azerbaijani army liberated several strategically important heights and restored control over 2,000 hectares of land….
…Many people, including local and foreign experts, see the April battles as a dress rehearsal for the 44-day battle in 2020.
Military-political expert Col Jalil Khalilov noted that the 2016 battles were extremely effective in modernizing the Azerbaijani army, increasing its defence and offensive capabilities, equipping it with modern military equipment and strengthening the personnel’s combat skills.
These fights have demonstrated that a military solution to the problem is feasible and that this option offers more tangible outcomes than failed diplomatic dialogue.
Many events that took place from 2016 to 2020, in fact, showed that Azerbaijan was mobilizing all its resources to liberate its lands.
…Azerbaijan was preparing for the war of the 21st century, while Armenia was still stuck in the distant 90s.
Azeri Press Agency
April 4, 2022
“Provisions of the Moscow Declaration on Allied Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan are directed to the future,” noted in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Azerbaijan, APA reports.
“It is very symbolic that Russia and Azerbaijan are celebrating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations in a new capacity. On February 22 this year in Moscow, Presidents Putin and Aliyev signed the Declaration on Allied Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan. The provisions of this document are directed to the future. New allied relations will continue to develop progressively as before on the basis of strong traditions of good neighborliness, equality and consideration of each other’s interests. This fully meets the long-term interests of the peoples of Russia and Azerbaijan,” says the statement.