Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.22
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The information about holding a special operation by Armenian armed forces in the zone of destruction of the Armenian military helicopter and the losses of Azerbaijani armed forces is absolutely unfounded and is another Armenian provocation, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Nov.22.
An Armenian Mi-24 military helicopter flying 1,700 meters northeast of the Kengerli village of Azerbaijan's Aghdam district attacked the Azerbaijani army positions on Nov. 12. The helicopter was shot down by the Azerbaijani side.
The Azerbaijani ministry presumes that the Armenian side may present the remains of the previous losses as the remains of the helicopter's pilots in order to deceive the Armenian people.
Unlike the Armenian side, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry immediately provides information about any casualties on the front line and holds solemn funeral of martyrs, according to the ministry.
Moreover, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said that the Armenian side constantly creates tension in the zone of the helicopter's destruction and tries to involve the international structures in this issue.
Azerbaijani army hasn't suffered any losses in this direction and the territory is under the full control, said the ministry.
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.
Edited by SI