The Azerbaijani army entered Kalbajar left by the Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website.
“According to a trilateral statement signed by the presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Russian Federation and the prime minister of the Republic of Armenia, Azerbaijani army units entered the Kalbajar District on November 25,”
the Azerbaijani statement announced.
Earlier, Hikmet Hajiyev stated that Azerbaijan had given Armenia additional ten days for the withdrawal of the Armed Forces and civilians from the Kalbajar District.
Hajiyev said the Armenian side had asked for an additional time through Russia.
Complications were linked to the fact that only one road with insufficient capacity leads from the Kalbajar District to Armenia, and tough weather conditions appeared.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement to end military clashes in the Nagorno-Karabakh region that occurred in September and erupted into large-scale fighting.