The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made remarks in his interview to CNN-Turk television.
The head of state also said that the Armenian side fired on Azerbaijani settlements and civilians: "Many of our cities and villages are under fire. So far, we have martyrs and about 30 losses among civilians. Armenian armed forces shelling our cities and villages, and about a thousand houses have been destroyed or severely damaged. However, everything is going according to plan and I hope that the tasks ahead will be fulfilled."