"There are large forest areas in Kalbajar district. There are 24,000 hectares of forest in Kalbajar district. This is our great asset," Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said.
The head of state noted that the treacherous enemy had cut down, looted and sold these trees: "Look at the ugly things they have been doing in recent days, burning forests to create an environmental catastrophe. These thieves cut down forests and take them to Armenia for sale. They burn down houses they did not build. They entered the houses of the people of Kalbajar, broke into them and lived there. They burn down schools and kill pets they cannot take with them. See who we were facing, what savages we were facing! I repeat, and I will say this every time that our victory is not only a victory over the Armenian state. We have also destroyed Armenian fascism."