Azerbaijani Defense Minister in Frontline
Azerbaijan, Baku, 6 March / corr Trend S.Jailioglu / On 6 March Colonel General Safar Abiyev, the Azerbaijani Defense Minister, visited the border district of Terter, west Azerbaijan.
Trend regional correspondent reported that the minister was participating in a final meeting with the Defense Ministry on the 2007 results. The Minister is expected to visit the territory where the ceasefire agreement was violated during the past few days.
From the early hours of 4 March, the Armenian armed forces violated, in several directions, the peace agreement on the frontline of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that during the gunfire with Armenia, 12 Armenian soldiers were killed and 15 injured and four Azerbaijani soldiers were killed and one sustained injuries. The situation on the frontline is relatively calm at the moment.
The ceasefire agreement was breached mainly in the direction of the Goyarkh and Gizil Oba villages of Terter District.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry confirmed Abiyev's visit to Terter District to participate in the final meeting, but rejected the suggestion that it was related to the recent tension on the frontline.