Azerbaijani Defense Ministry expresses attitude towards Armenian Armed Forces’ exercises in occupied Azerbaijani territories
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.27/ Trend, I. Isabalayeva /
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry has expressed its attitude towards the Armenian Armed Forces' exercises in the occupied Azerbaijani territories. Conducting such exercises by undisciplined army will not change anything, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry Deputy Spokesman Teymur Abdullayev told Trend on Saturday.
"What will be changed whether undisciplined army will or will not conduct exercises with weak material and technical base and old weapons? The more they conduct military exercises and parades, the more they show the weakness of their army," Abdullayev said.
The Armenians are conducting military exercises using heavy artillery and armored vehicles on the occupied Azerbaijani territories, several media outlets reported.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.