British Ambassador to Azerbaijan James Sharp tweeted his condolences on the occasion of September 27 - Remembrance Day in Azerbaijan, AzVision.az reports.
"September 27 - Remembrance Day - I offer my condolences to the families and relatives of those who lost their lives in last year's conflict," the tweet reads.
Note, upon the decree (dated 2 December 2020) of President Ilham Aliyev, September 27 is marked as the Day of Remembrance across Azerbaijan. On this day, the whole country and millions of Azerbaijanis abroad remember the martyrs who gave their lives for the liberation of Azerbaijani territories from the Armenian occupation.
On September 27, 2020, under the leadership of victorious Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev, the brave Azerbaijani Army launched counter-offensive operations along the entire front to prevent military provocations and combat activity of the Armenian Armed Forces and ensure the security of the civilian population. As a result of the 44-day war, the Azerbaijani Army gained a brilliant victory and liberated the country’s territories from the Armenian occupation.
Following the 44-day war, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign a capitulation document. On November 10, 2020, the presidents of Azerbaijan, Russia and the prime minister of Armenia signed a joint statement on the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities.
According to the latest data of Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry, some 2,907 servicemen were martyred during the Patriotic War. May Allah rest the souls of all our martyrs!