Drinking tea in Shusha was my dream, says Reza Deghati - PHOTOS

  16 February 2021    Read: 744
 Drinking tea in Shusha was my dream, says Reza Deghati - PHOTOS

On February 16, a meeting with world-famous photographer Reza Deghati was held at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, AzVision.az reports.

Reza Deghati shared his memories of the Khojaly Genocide and the Nagorno-Karabakh war and presented archival images.

"I was sure that Azerbaijan's territories would be liberated from the Armenian occupation," the photographer said adding that he wanted to dring tea in Shusha showing his famous photo taken there.

Note, the territories of Azerbaijan, which was occupied by Armenia nearly 30 years ago, was liberated from the occupation during the 44-day Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. The war started on September 27 when the Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery and lasted until November 10. Until November 10, the Azerbaijan Army liberated some villages and cities of Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Gubadli, Zangilan, Khojavend, Khojaly, Terter, Shusha and Lachin districts. 

On November 10, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement to end six weeks of fierce fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Under the agreement, Russian peacekeepers are being deployed along the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh and the corridor between the region and Armenia.

A total of 1,960 Russian peacekeepers are to be deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh under a five-year mandate.

Also, according to the agreement, on 20 November, Armenia handed over the Aghdam region which lies to the east of Nagorno-Karabakh, to Azerbaijan. This followed on 25 November by the Kalbajar region to the northwest of Nagorno-Karabakh

Finally, on 1 December, Armenia handed over the Lachin District, over which the Lachin pass connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia passes.

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