The people of Azerbaijan mobilized all their forces and fulfilled the historically glorious mission, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at a solemn ceremony to hand over the battle flag to the commando military unit as part of his visit to Kalbajar district, Report informs, citing AZERTAC.

“We showed the greatness of our people in the Patriotic War, our invincible spirit, and our strong resolve. We showed that the Azerbaijani people never intended to come to terms with the occupation. We simply wanted this issue to be resolved peacefully, and that was the goal of our negotiations for many years. We did not want bloodshed. We were hoping that the international community would impose sanctions on Armenia and force the occupier out of our lands. Unfortunately, we did not see that, and the people of Azerbaijan mobilized all their forces and fulfilled the historically glorious mission.