Ministry: No threat to lives of wounded Azerbaijani servicemen

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Baku, Azerbaijan, August 2

By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:

There is no threat to lives of Azerbaijani servicemen, that were wounded in fights on the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian Armed Forces, Central Military Hospital Emergency Traumatology Department Head, Lieutenant-Colonel of medical service Zireddin Abbasov said on Saturday.

He added that, in accordance with Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov's order, a group of leading specialists of the hospital was sent to the regions of the country.

"The wounded were provided with necessary medical care. Servicemen that required specialized medical care were taken to Central Military Hospital. Their treatment is under the personal supervision of the Minister of Defense," - Abbasov said.

Armenian armed forces launched a diversion on the night of July 31-August 1, when reconnaissance and sabotage groups tried to cross the contact line of the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops through the territories of Aghdam and Terter regions.

According to the Azerbaijani defense ministry, the effort was revealed and prevented in time, by Azerbaijani armed forces.

Armenia's reconnaissance and sabotage group attacked the positions of Azerbaijani armed forces in the direction of Azerbaijan's Aghdam and Agdere regions on the night of August 1-2.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.

As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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