Armenians resort to falsification to hide their losses - Azerbaijani Defense Ministry
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 2
Armenians resort to every kind of falsification to hide their losses, head of the press service of the defense ministry of Azerbaijan Vagif Dargahli told Trend Apr. 2.
"This is not the first time, we have repeatedly witnessed this. The information spread by Armenian media throughout the day is a lie, it does not reflect the real situation", Dargahli said.
It is reported that images of dead bodies of Azerbaijani soldiers and shot down drone of Azerbaijan, spread on the Armenian websites are fake. "You can see that the video is another falsification in order to cover their losses", he said.
"The soldiers depicted in the video are in summer clothes. Weather conditions currently do not allow to be in summer clothes, Azerbaijani army personnel dressed in winter uniform", said the head of the press service.
He also said that the drone shown in video is not on the balance of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. "Army of Azerbaijan doesn't have such a drone. This video is the next falsification of Armenian side", he added.
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 the UN Security Council's four resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.