Today, a very significant day for Azerbaijanis living all over the world and the Turkic world in general – Victory Day is celebrated. In order to reach this day, which the people of Azerbaijan have been waiting for for more than 30 years, it took years of preparation, our army was armed, our economy was developed, and a corresponding political situation was created. Thus, in the morning of September 27, 2020, as a result of the Armenian Armed Forces causing large-scale sabotage and intensively firing large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery units of various calibers at the positions and settlements of the Azerbaijani Army located in the front zone, preventing the military activity of the Armenian Army and protecting the safety of the civilian population in order to ensure that, the Command of the Azerbaijan Army decided to launch a quick counter-attack operation of the troops along the entire front. As a result of the clashes, martial law and general mobilization were declared in Armenia, and martial law and curfew and partial mobilization were declared in Azerbaijan on September 28. Clashes flared up quickly in a short time and turned into the Second Karabakh War.
During the 44-day war with Armenia, Jabrayil was liberated on October 4, Fuzuli on October 17, Zangilan on October 20, Gubadli on October 25, and Shusha on November 8. According to the agreement signed in Moscow, from November 10 at 01:00 Baku time, the complete cessation of fire and military operations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, the withdrawal of Armenian forces from the Azerbaijani territories under Armenian control around Nagorno-Karabakh by December 1, and the withdrawal of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and the western regions of Azerbaijan. construction of new transport communications was announced. On November 20, 2020, the regions of Aghdam, Kalbajar on November 25, and Lachin on December 1 were liberated.
The first presidential decree establishing Victory Day, which was achieved at the cost of thousands of lives of our sons, was issued on December 2.According to this order, Victory Day was to be held on November 10 every year. However, on December 3, considering that November 10 is the commemoration day of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Turkey, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev decided to change the date of Victory Day. Taking into account the historical importance of the city of Shusha and its liberation from occupation, it was decided to solemnly celebrate Victory Day on November 8 every year.
The determination and will of the Azerbaijani people, economic power, modern army building and people-power unity were important factors that ensured the country’s victory in the Second Karabakh War.
The staff of the Analytical Expertise Center of the Ministry of Health congratulates our people on this significant day, we wish God’s mercy to our martyrs who gave their lives for the achievement of this victory, and we wish our veterans good health!