Azerbaijan Shows Footage From Jomerd Village of Liberated Kalbajar District

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has disseminated the video footage from Jomerd village of Kalbajar district after its liberation from the Armenian occupation, the ministry press service reported today, AzerNews reported.

Kalbajar was occupied by Armenian forces in 1993 and was liberated following the November 10, 2020 peace deal that stipulated the return of Azerbaijan’s Kalbajar, Aghdam and Lachin regions.

Before the signing of the peace deal, Azerbaijan liberated around 300 villages, settlements, city centers as well as its historic Shusha city during the war that lasted from September 27 to November 10.

The Azerbaijani army entered the Kalbajar region following 27 years of Armenian occupation on November 25. “According to the trilateral statement signed by the presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Russian Federation and the prime minister of the Republic of Armenia, units of the Azerbaijan Army entered the Kalbajar region on Nov. 25,” the Azerbaijani Defense ministry said back then.

Relations between the former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia have been tense since 1991, when the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh, a territory recognized as part of Azerbaijan, and seven adjacent regions.