Media reports about sabotage and losses of Azerbaijani military unfounded
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 8
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The Armenian media reports about a sabotage of Azerbaijan's armed forces are not true, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a message Dec. 8.
The ministry noted that the reports, disseminated by the Armenian electronic media outlets, which said that Azerbaijan's armed forces carried out sabotage and suffered losses, are groundless.
"This is another step aimed at concealing the losses of the Armenian armed forces," the ministry said.
Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry also underscored that the Azerbaijani armed forces control the situation along the frontline.
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 US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Edited by CN